appositeness

apposite

[ap-uh-zit, uh-poz-it]
adjective
suitable; well-adapted; pertinent; relevant; apt: an apposite answer.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin appositus added to, put near (past participle of appōnere), equivalent to ap- ap-1 + positus placed (posi- place + -tus past participle suffix)

appositely, adjective
appositeness, noun
unapposite, adjective
unappositely, adverb
unappositeness, noun
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apposite (ˈæpəzɪt)
 
adj
well suited for the purpose; appropriate; apt
 
[C17: from Latin appositus placed near, from appōnere, from pōnere to put, place]
 
'appositely
 
adv
 
'appositeness
 
n

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apposite
1620s, "well-put or applied, appropriate," from L. appositus, pp. of apponere "apply to, put near," from ad- "near" + ponere "to place" (see position).
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