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# Juxtaposition vs Adjacent - What's the difference?

## As nouns the difference between juxtaposition and adjacent

is that juxtaposition is the nearness of objects with no delimiter while adjacent is something that lies next to something else, especially the side of a right triangle that is neither the hypotenuse nor the opposite.

## As a verb juxtaposition

is to place in juxtaposition.

lying next to, close, or contiguous; neighboring; bordering on.

## As a preposition adjacent is

(us) next to; adjacent to; beside.

# juxtaposition

## English

### Noun

(en noun)
• The nearness of objects with no delimiter.
• # (grammar) An absence of linking elements in a group of words that are listed together.
• 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. $a \times b \!$ collapses to $ab\!$.
• #* 2007 , Lawrence Moss and Hans-Jörg Tiede, Applications of Modal Logic in Linguistics'', in: P. Blackburn et al (eds), ''Handbook of Modal Logic , Elsevier, p. 1054
• A fundamental operation on strings is string concatenation which we will denote by juxtaposition .
• 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.
• # (arts) 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.
• ### Verb

(en verb)
• To place in juxtaposition.
• ### References

* DeLone et. al. (Eds.) (1975). Aspects of Twentieth-Century Music. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall. ISBN 0130493465. Music. ----

## English

(-)
• Lying next to, close, or contiguous; neighboring; bordering on.
• Because the conference room is filled, we will have our meeting in the adjacent room.
• Just before, after, or facing.
• The picture is on the adjacent page .

#### Synonyms

* (lying next to) abutting, adjoining, contiguous, juxtaposed, near

#### Antonyms

* (lying next to) apart, distant, nonadjacent

### Noun

(en noun)
• Something that lies next to something else, especially the side of a right triangle that is neither the hypotenuse nor the opposite.
• * 1980 , Faber Birren, The textile colorist
• Again, the key colors have twice the area of the adjacents .
• * 2011 , Mark Zegarelli, ACT Math For Dummies (page 194)
• Picking out the opposite, the adjacent , and the hypotenuse

### Preposition

(English prepositions)
• (US) Next to; adjacent to; beside.
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