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

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  • `Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer' is an example of apposition
  • "`Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer' is an example of apposition
  • An alternative for 4a, assuming we mean Alia Shawkat to be in apposition, is to repeat the preposition:
  • Ec 1: 12 shows that "king of Jerusalem" is in apposition, not with "David," but for more
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  • It's likely that activists would be in "opposition" of (against) having a jail built in "apposition" (placed together) to a school.
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