Definition of apposition noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌæpəˈzɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæpəˈzɪʃn//
[uncountable] (grammar) Linguistic devices
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the use of a noun phrase immediately after another noun phrase that refers to the same person or thing In the phrase ‘Paris, the capital of France’, ‘the capital of France’ is in apposition to ‘Paris’. See related entries: Linguistic devices Word Originlate Middle English: from late Latin appositio(n-), from apponere ‘to apply’, from ad- ‘towards’ + ponere ‘put’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: apposition