An example of a juxtaposition is the placing of baby blue and sky blue next to each other to see how they differ.
- Example: mother father instead of mother and father.
- (mathematics) An absence of operators in an expression.Using juxtaposition for multiplication saves space when writing longer expressions. collapses to .
- 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.
There was a poignant juxtaposition between the boys laughing in the street and the girl crying on the balcony above.