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  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.