Juxtaposition (noun)

  1. The act or an instance of placing two or more things side by side, especially in order to compare or contrast them.
  2. The state of being close together or in proximity.


The word 'juxtaposition' originated from the latin word 'juxta' meaning 'next to' and 'ponere' meaning 'to place'.


  1. The juxtaposition of the two paintings created a powerful contrast of light and dark.
  2. The juxtaposition of the old and the new structures added to the city's character and charm.
  3. The juxtaposition of the data and the theories provided new insights and perspectives.
  4. The juxtaposition of the two characters created a dramatic tension in the story.
  5. The juxtaposition of the past and the present allowed the historian to better understand the world.
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