Word of the day

The word for today is…

juxtaposition (noun) – The act or an instance of juxtaposing or the state of being juxtaposed.

(juxtapose – noun – To place side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.)

Source : The Free Dictionary

1660s, from French juxtaposition (17th century), from Latin iuxta “beside, very near, close to, near at hand” + French position. Latin iuxta is a contraction of *iugista, superlative of adjective *iugos “closely connected,” from PIE root *yeug- “to join.”

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