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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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* 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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  • Melbourne Chamber Orchestra announces six concerts for 2015 season
    Disdain for musical political correctness combined with a clever juxtaposition of periods and styles have helped the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra carve out its own niche, according to artistic director William Hennessy. Read more on this news related to 'Juxtaposition'
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    This summer feels eerily familiar. Maybe it's the juxtaposition of all those emotional images from Ferguson and Williamsport, the smoky chaos of racial unrest countered by the wide-eyed optimism of Little Leaguers. Read more on this news related to 'Juxtaposition'

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