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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ap·po·si·tion n.
 1. The act of adding; application; accretion.
    It grows . . . by the apposition of new matter.   --Arbuthnot.
 2. The putting of things in juxtaposition, or side by side; also, the condition of being so placed.
 3. Gram. The state of two nouns or pronouns, put in the same case, without a connecting word between them; as, I admire Cicero, the orator. Here, the second noun explains or characterizes the first.
 Growth by apposition Physiol., a mode of growth characteristic of non vascular tissues, in which nutritive matter from the blood is transformed on the surface of an organ into solid unorganized substance.