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1. juxtaposition

noun. ['ˌdʒəkstəpəˈzɪʃən'] the act of positioning close together (or side by side).

Synonyms

  • placement
  • emplacement
  • location
  • tessellation
  • positioning
  • apposition
  • position
  • collocation

Antonyms

  • there
  • here
  • studio
  • disorienting

Etymology

  • juxtaposition (French)
  • iuxta (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Juxtaposition

  • predisposition
  • misrecognition
  • retransmission
  • presupposition
  • decomposition
  • statistician
  • reimposition
  • redeposition
  • redefinition
  • precondition
  • pediatrician
  • obstetrician
  • mathematician
  • malnutrition
  • geriatrician
  • fondkommission
  • extradition
  • transmission
  • superstition
  • requisition
  • recondition
  • recognition
  • proposition
  • premonition
  • preignition
  • inquisition
  • exposition
  • expedition
  • electrician
  • disposition

Example sentences of the word juxtaposition


1. Noun, singular or mass
In fact, we think a black and white patterned floor is exactly the cool juxtaposition your kitchen needs.

Quotes containing the word juxtaposition


1. 'Hill Street,' because of the wacky nature of many of our characters, really allowed us to indulge a kind of cheek-to-jowl juxtaposition of high drama with very low humor.
- Steven Bochco

2. We live in a world of constant juxtaposition between joy that's possible and pain that's all too common. We hope for love and success and abundance, but we never quite forget that there is always lurking the possibility of disaster.
- Marianne Williamson

3. Stuart Hall was an utterly unique figure. Although he arrived at the age of 19 from Jamaica and spent the rest of his life here, he never felt at home in Britain. This juxtaposition was a crucial source of his strength and originality. Because of his colour and origin, he saw the country differently - not as a native, but as an outsider.
- Martin Jacques

2. juxtaposition

noun. ['ˌdʒəkstəpəˈzɪʃən'] a side-by-side position.

Synonyms

  • position

Antonyms

  • disarrange
  • deglycerolize

Etymology

  • juxtaposition (French)
  • iuxta (Latin)
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