circumposition love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of placing round about; the state of being so placed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of placing in a circle, or round about, or the state of being so placed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of positioning something around something else; or the state of being so positioned
  • noun linguistics A pair of adpositions that occur on either side of the complement
  • noun The act of circumposing.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

circum- +‎ position. From Latin circumpositio, from circumpōno ("I put round").

Examples

  • At Stephen’s suggestion, at Bloom’s instigation both, first Stephen, then Bloom, in penumbra urinated, their sides contiguous, their organs of micturition reciprocally rendered invisible by manual circumposition, their gazes, first

    Ulysses

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