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apposition

ap·po·si·tion

apposition

 
pronunciation:
ae p zI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of placing together or side by side.
definition 2: the position that results from such an act.
the apposition of motive and opportunity
definition 3: in grammar, the relationship, esp. of the second to the first, of two nouns or noun equivalents that are placed together in a sentence without a connecting conjunction, as in "Ed Smith, the famous athlete".
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derivations: appositional (adj.), appositionally (adv.)
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