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

 

juxtaposition

 noun
noun
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