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apposition

 
Noun apposition has 3 senses
  1. apposition - a grammatical relation between a word and a noun phrase that follows; "`Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer' is an example of apposition"
    --1 is a kind of
    modification, qualifying, limiting
  2. apposition - (biology) growth in the thickness of a cell wall by the deposit of successive layers of material
    --2 is a kind of
    growth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis
  3. juxtaposition, apposition, collocation - the act of positioning close together (or side by side); "it is the result of the juxtaposition of contrasting colors"
    --3 is a kind of placement, location, locating, position, positioning, emplacement
    --3 has particulars: tessellation
    Derived form: verb appose1
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