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apposite

[ap-uh-zit, uh-poz-it] /ˈæp ə zɪt, əˈpɒz ɪt/
adjective
1.
suitable; well-adapted; pertinent; relevant; apt:
an apposite answer.
Origin
1615-1625
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)
Related forms
appositely, adjective
appositeness, noun
unapposite, adjective
unappositely, adverb
unappositeness, noun
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apposite

/ˈæpəzɪt/
adjective
1.
well suited for the purpose; appropriate; apt
Derived Forms
appositely, adverb
appositeness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin appositus placed near, from appōnere, from pōnere to put, place
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apposite

adj.

1620s, "well-put or applied, appropriate," from Latin appositus "contiguous, neighboring;" figuratively "fit, proper, suitable," past participle of apponere "apply to, put near," from ad- "near" (see ad-) + ponere "to place" (see position (n.)).

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