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juxtapose

2022-04-21 13:00 作者: 来源: 本站 浏览: 381 views Make a Comment 字号:

摘要: Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 21, 2022 is: juxtapose • \JUK-stuh-pohz\  ...

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 21, 2022 is:

juxtapose • \JUK-stuh-pohz\  • verb

Juxtapose means "to place (different things) side by side (as to compare them or contrast them or to create an interesting effect)."

// The committee juxtaposed the proposals for the new student center, trying to determine which would better meet the needs of the university.

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Examples:

"There's the original wooden floorboards juxtaposing ... a glossy, stop-and-stare, curved timber wall that extends from behind the counter to the ceiling above." — Anooska Tucker-Evans, The Courier Mail (Australia), 19 Mar. 2022

Did you know?

A back-formation is a word that has come about through the removal of a prefix or a suffix from a longer word. Etymologists believe juxtapose is a back-formation that was created when people trimmed down the noun juxtaposition. Historical evidence supports the idea: juxtaposition shows up in the 17th century and juxtapose in the 19th.  Juxtaposition is a combination of Latin juxta, meaning "near," and English "position."



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