An example of a juxtaposition is the placing of baby blue and sky blue next to each other to see how they differ.
- The nearness of objects with no delimiter.
- The extra emphasis given to a comparison when the contrasted objects are close together.
- There was a poignant juxtaposition between the boys laughing in the street and the girl crying on the balcony above.
- (art) Two or more contrasting sounds, colours, styles etc. placed together for stylistic effect.
- The juxtaposition of the bright yellows on the dark background made the painting appear three dimensional.
- (rhetoric) The close placement of two ideas to imply a link that may not exist.
- Example: In 1965 the government was elected; in 1965 the economy took a dive.
(third-person singular simple present juxtapositions, present participle juxtapositioning, simple past and past participle juxtapositioned)
- To place in juxtaposition.