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What does "Apposition" mean?


(n.) The act of adding; application; accretion (n.) The putting of things in juxtaposition, or side by side; also, the condition of being so placed (n.) The state of two nouns or pronouns, put in the same case, without a connecting word between them; as, I admire Cicero, the orator. Here, the second noun explains or characterizes the first

Example: "`Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer' is an example of apposition"

Word Family appositions, appositive