Apposition

Definition of Apposition

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.

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