ap·po·si·tion /ˌæpəˈzɪʃən/ 名詞
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.
n 1: a grammatical relation between a word and a noun phrase that
follows; "`Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer' is an example
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]