Definition of juxtaposition in US English:

juxtaposition

noun

  • The fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect.

    ‘the juxtaposition of these two images’
    • ‘Such are the juxtapositions of this holiday season.’
    • ‘The magazine had a history of such juxtapositions.’
    • ‘A kind of levelling has taken place, in which works co-exist in democratic if sometimes odd juxtapositions.’
    • ‘Note the coincidental juxtaposition of these two Summer-themed songs.’
    • ‘Another interesting thread is the juxtaposition of traditional and contemporary practice.’
    comparison, contrast
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Pronunciation

juxtaposition

/ˌdʒəkstəpəˈzɪʃ(ə)n//ˌjəkstəpəˈziSH(ə)n/