Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR APPOSITION

With apposition: þhte him eall t rm, wongas and wcstede, 2462; acc.

I believe that I did not understand what he meant by apposition.

One word is in apposition to another when it is placed near to it, by way of explanation.

Now the words Roman emperor are said to be in apposition to Csar.

If we say the two kings William, we must account for the phrase by apposition.

A noun clause may also be used in apposition to a noun to explain its meaning.

They are placed in apposition to the noun which they explain.

With the apposition of cupolas the growing central capsule may form dome-shaped protuberances which enter into the former.

In this he is mistaken; it is so used frequently, as here, in apposition.

I guess it's this apposition that they talk about that does it.

WORD ORIGIN

"application" (of one thing to another), mid-15c., originally in grammatical sense, from Latin appositionem (nominative appositio), noun of action from past participle stem of apponere "to put to" (see apposite). General sense is from 1540s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR APPOSITION

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.