- The definition of apposite is something that is appropriate or suits a purpose.
An example of an apposite tribute is a tribute for a musician where a concert hall is named after him.
Origin: Classical Latin appositus: see appose
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Origin: Latin appositus, past participle of appōnere, to put near : ad-, ad- + pōnere, to put; see apo- in Indo-European roots.
- apˈpo·site·ly adverb
- apˈpo·site·ness noun