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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: Probably from juxtaposition (17-21 centuries), from Latin juxta 'near' + English position

juxtapose

verb
     
jux‧ta‧pose [transitive]
formal to put things together, especially things that are not normally together, in order to compare them or to make something new
juxtapose something with something
a style of decor that juxtaposes antiques with modern furniture
juxtaposition noun [uncountable and countable]

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