- an act or instance of placing close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.
- the state of being close together or side by side.
1660s, from French juxtaposition (1660s), from Latin iuxta “beside, near” + French position (see position (n.)). Latin iuxta is a contraction of *iugista (adv.), superlative of adjective *iugos “closely connected,” from stem of iugum “yoke,” from iungere “to join” (see jugular).
- The state of being placed or situated side by side.