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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ap·po·si·tion /ˌæpəˈzɪʃən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ap·po·si·tion /ˌæpəˈzɪʃən/ 名詞

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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a grammatical relation between a word and a noun phrase that
           follows; "`Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer' is an example
           of apposition"
      2: (biology) growth in the thickness of a cell wall by the
         deposit of successive layers of material
      3: the act of positioning close together (or side by side); "it
         is the result of the juxtaposition of contrasting colors"
         [syn: juxtaposition, collocation]