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EtymologyEdit

From Latin appositus, perfect passive participle of appōnō (I appoint; I place near).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /apˈpɔ.zi.to/, [äpˈpɔːz̪it̪o]
  • Rhymes: -ɔzito
  • Stress: appòsito
  • Hyphenation: ap‧po‧si‧to

AdjectiveEdit

apposito (feminine singular apposita, masculine plural appositi, feminine plural apposite)

  1. (obsolete) placed (near or before or above)
    • c. 1307, Dante Alighieri, “Trattato Primo [First Treatise]”, in Convivio [The Banquet]‎[1] (in Italian), Florence: Le Monnier, published 1964, Chapter II:
      Nel cominciamento di ciascuno bene ordinato convivio sogliono li sergenti prendere lo pane apposito, e quello purgare da ogni macula.
      At the beginning of every well-ordered banquet the servants customarily take the bread placed on the table and cleanse it of any impurity.
  2. appropriate, proper
    Synonyms: adatto, adeguato, appropriato, confacente, idoneo, opportuno
    Antonyms: inadatto, inadeguato, inidoneo, inopportuno
  3. special

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