Juxtaposition

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Juxtaposition Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    juxtaposition n
  1. the act of positioning close together (or side by side); "it is the result of the juxtaposition of contrasting colors" [syn: apposition, collocation]
  2. a side-by-side position
Juxtaposition Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Juxtaposition \Jux`ta*po*si"tion\, n. [L. juxta near + positio position: cf. F. juxtaposition. See Just, v. i., and Position.] A placing or being placed in nearness or contiguity, or side by side; as, a juxtaposition of words. Parts that are united by a a mere juxtaposition. --Glanvill. Juxtaposition is a very unsafe criterion of continuity. --Hare.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Juxtaposition'


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* I have suffered a great deal from writers who have quoted this or that sentence of mine either out of its context or in juxtaposition to some incongruous matter which quite distorted my meaning , or destroyed it altogether. - Alfred North Whitehead


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  • Column: 'Motor City Burning' a novel approach to 1967 Detroit riot and 1968 Detroit Tigers
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