how to pronounce apposition


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apposition is pronounced in four syllables

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meanings of apposition


  1. A construction in which one noun or noun phrase is placed with another as an explanatory equivalent, both of them having the same syntactic function in the sentence.
  2. A public disputation by scholars.
  3. A (now purely ceremonial) speech day at St Paul's School, London.
  4. The relationship between such nouns or noun phrases.
  5. In biology, the growth of successive layers of a cell wall.
  6. Appositio.
  7. A placing of two things side by side, or the fitting together of two things.
  8. The quality of being side-by-side, apposed instead of being opposed, not being front-to-front but next to each other.

apposition frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word apposition occurs in english on average 0.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics apposition can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that apposition can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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