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apposition


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apposition  \Ap`po*si"tion\,  n.  [L.  appositio,  fr  apponere:  cf 
  F.  apposition.  See  {Apposite}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  adding;  application;  accretion. 
 
  It  grows  .  .  .  by  the  apposition  of  new  matter. 
  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  2.  The  putting  of  things  in  juxtaposition,  or  side  by  side 
  also  the  condition  of  being  so  placed. 
 
  3.  (Gram.)  The  state  of  two  nouns  or  pronouns,  put  in  the 
  same  case,  without  a  connecting  word  between  them  as  I 
  admire  Cicero,  the  orator.  Here  the  second  noun  explains 
  or  characterizes  the  first 
 
  {Growth  by  apposition}  (Physiol.),  a  mode  of  growth 
  characteristic  of  non  vascular  tissues,  in  which  nutritive 
  matter  from  the  blood  is  transformed  on  the  surface  of  an 
  organ  into  solid  unorganized  substance. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  apposition 
  n  :  a  grammatical  relation  between  a  word  and  a  noun  phrase  that 
  follows;  "`Rudolph  the  red-nosed  reindeer'  is  an  example 
  of  apposition" 




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