Definition of Juxtaposition

Juxtaposition: The prefix "juxta-" comes from the Latin preposition meaning near, nearby, close. Juxtaposition is thus the act of placing two or more things side by side or the state of being so placed.

To lose a pair of juxtaposed teeth is to lose teeth that are next to one another.


Last Editorial Review: 10/30/2013

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