March 21, 2011

Word of the Day: Juxtaposition

Juxtaposition \juhk-stuh-puh-ZISH-uhn\ noun

1. The act or an instance of placing in nearness or side by side.

Origin: Juxtaposition comes from Latin juxta, "near" + positio, "position", from the past participle of ponere, "to put, to place."  The related verb juxtapose means "to place side by side".

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