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



BrE BrE//ˌdʒʌkstəpəˈzɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdʒʌkstəpəˈzɪʃn//
[uncountable, countable](formal)
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the fact of putting people or things together, especially in order to show a contrast or a new relationship between them the juxtaposition of realistic and surreal situations in the novel