apposition

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English apposicioun, from Middle French apposition, from Latin appositio, from appositum, past participle of apponere (to put near).

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apposition (countable and uncountable, plural appositions)

Examples (grammar)

In the phrase "my friend Alice" the name "Alice" is in apposition to "my friend".

  1. (grammar) A construction in which one noun or noun phrase is placed with another as an explanatory equivalent, both of them having the same syntactic function in the sentence.
    • 2014, James Lambert, “A Much Tortured Expression: A New Look At `Hobson-Jobson'”, in International Journal of Lexicography, volume 27, number 1, page 65:
      The apposition in the title has been read as indicating that ‘Hobson-Jobson’ is equivalent to ‘colloquial Anglo-Indian words and phrases’.
  2. The relationship between such nouns or noun phrases.
  3. The quality of being side-by-side, apposed instead of being opposed, not being front-to-front but next to each other.
  4. A placing of two things side by side, or the fitting together of two things.
  5. In biology, the growth of successive layers of a cell wall.
  6. (rhetoric) Appositio
  7. A public disputation by scholars.
  8. (Britain) A (now purely ceremonial) speech day at St Paul's School, London.

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apposition

  1. Genitive singular form of appositio.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin appositiō.

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apposition f (plural appositions)

  1. apposition

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