from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Strikingly appropriate and relevant. See Synonyms at relevant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Appropriate, relevant, well-suited; fit.
- adj. Positioned at rest in respect to another, be it side-to-side, front-to-front, back-to-back, or even three-dimensionally: in apposition.
- adj. Related, homologous.
- n. Something that is apposite
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Very applicable; well adapted; suitable or fit; relevant; pat; -- followed by to.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Placed near to; specifically, in botany, lying side by side, in contact, or partly united.
- Suitable; fit; appropriate; applicable; well adapted: followed by to: as, this argument is very apposite to the case; “ready and apposite answers,” Bacon, Hen. VII., p. 120.
- . Apt; ready in speech or answer: said of persons.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. being of striking appropriateness and pertinence
Latin appositus, past participle of appōnere, to put near : ad-, ad- + pōnere, to put; see apo- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin appositus, past participle of adponere, from ad- + ponere ("to put, place"). (Wiktionary)