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[juhk-stuh-pohz, juhk-stuh-pohz] /ˈdʒʌk stəˌpoʊz, ˌdʒʌk stəˈpoʊz/
verb (used with object), juxtaposed, juxtaposing.
to place close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.
Origin of juxtapose
1850-55; back formation from juxtaposition Unabridged
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Examples from the web for juxtaposing
  • It is still about storytelling, about juxtaposing images, about creating a feeling with images and music.
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  • The result is a confection made by juxtaposing the apt improbable characters and incidents, and writing in a light, dry tone.
  • In my view, juxtaposing these two choices is a red herring.
British Dictionary definitions for juxtaposing


(transitive) to place close together or side by side
Derived Forms
juxtaposition, noun
juxtapositional, adjective
Word Origin
C19: back formation from juxtaposition, from Latin juxta next to + position
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Word Origin and History for juxtaposing



1851, from French juxtaposer (1835), from Latin iuxta (see juxtaposition) + French poser (see pose (v.1)). Related: Juxtaposed; juxtaposing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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