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Definition of apposition:

  1. The act of adding; application; accretion.
  2. The putting of things in juxtaposition, or side by side; also, the condition of being so placed.
  3. 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.

Synonyms:

anaphora, juxtaposition, derivation, blend, compound, canonical form, affix, componential analysis, appropriacy, collocation, derivative.

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