juxtapose[juks′tə pōz′, juks′tə pōz′]
A laptop computer juxtaposed over a book.
- Juxtapose is defined as to put two things close to each other in order to highlight or compare the differences between them.
An example of juxtapose is when you put a very short book next to a very long book.
transitive verbjux·ta·posed, jux·ta·pos·ing, jux·ta·pos·es
Origin of juxtaposeFrench juxtaposer : Latin iūxtā, close by; see yeug- in Indo-European roots + French poser, to place (from Old French; see pose1).
(third-person singular simple present juxtaposes, present participle juxtaposing, simple past and past participle juxtaposed)
- To place side by side, especially for contrast or comparison.