Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • transitive verb To place in juxtaposition.

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

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

  • verb place side by side

Etymologies

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

[French juxtaposer : Latin iūxtā, close by; see yeug- in Indo-European roots + French poser, to place (from Old French; see pose).]

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From French juxtaposer, corresponding to juxta- + pose, derived from Latin iuxtā ("near, next to") + pōnō ("place").

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  • Excellent point, and to kind of juxtapose it look at the first Harry Potter movie.

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  • "I want to kind of juxtapose order and cleanliness and composition with the radical diversity of insects and their colors and their shapes and their patterns," he said.

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  • "Kati" shares a bill with Peggy Ahwesh's experimental 2010 short film "The Third Body," which uses NASA video from the 1980s to juxtapose the realms of faith and science.

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  • The ultimate point of the show is to pay a tribute to these people and the best way to do this is to juxtapose their performance as an expert next to my own as a novice.

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  • Plucky researchers had scrabbled to find a Traveller wedding to juxtapose with Kate and William's.

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  • His big idea was not to create a perfect simulacrum of the prewar building, nor to juxtapose the wreck with something crystalline and perfect, but to create a fusion of original building, ruin and new work.

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  • The authors attempt to incorporate cartooning basics while telling the story, and there are some inspired moments, such as when they show you can juxtapose different backgrounds to depict motion or when the elf underscores the relationship between text and images after coming across a wall "ten miles high and a thousand miles long."

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  • 2 girls in my high school AP studio art class and I used this word to title our display, since we had to put all 3 of our work together and it was all so different.

    February 23, 2007

  • It's a fun word, and a great way to fool people into thinking you're smarter than you are. At least, it works for me.

    February 23, 2007

  • Vogue!

    October 10, 2008

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    October 10, 2008

  • place side by side for contrast

    The appeal of her paintings comes from a classical style which is juxtaposed with modern themes.

    October 19, 2016