Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To place side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To place side by side, especially for contrast or comparison.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To place in juxtaposition.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To place (two or more objects) close together; place side by side.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. place side by side

Etymologies

French juxtaposer : Latin iūxtā, close by; see yeug- in Indo-European roots + French poser, to place (from Old French; see pose1).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French juxtaposer, corresponding to juxta- + pose, derived from Latin iuxtā ("near, next to") + pōnō ("place"). (Wiktionary)

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