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A grammatical relation between a word and a noun phrase that follows.
(biology) growth in the thickness of a cell wall by the deposit of successive layers of material.
The act of positioning close together (or side by side).  Synonyms: collocation, juxtaposition.

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... spontaneous birth; but they have received the hypothesis with some modification. Thus it is not from putrefaction or fermentation that the entozoa are born, for both of these processes are rather fatal to their existence, but from the aggregation and fit apposition of matter which is already organized, or has been thrown from organized surfaces. Their origin in this manner is not more wonderful or more inexplicable than that of many of the inferior animals from sections of themselves. * * Particles of matter fitted by digestion, ...
— Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation • Robert Chambers

Words linked to "Apposition" :   limiting, ontogenesis, collocation, locating, growth, development, tessellation, in apposition, appose, maturation, placement, growing, ontogeny, positioning, emplacement, qualifying, position, location, appositional, modification, biology, biological science

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