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juxtaposition

[Latin juxta ‘next’; French poser ‘to place’] The act of positioning things next to each other, especially for comparison or contrast (see also contiguity; co-presence). ...

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A Dictionary of Marketing (4 ed.)

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2016
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Social sciences, Business and Management
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16 words

... An advertising term, where competitors’ posters deliberately appear next to one another. See also advertising...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics (3 ed.)

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2014
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Linguistics
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74 words

... Relation of sequence between adjacent units. Hence especially where a construction is realized by adjacency alone: thus in many languages the role of a possessive is marked by juxtaposition (schematically ‘Peter book’ or ‘book Peter’) without an inflection etc. on either. Also available for a relation in which no specific construction is posited: thus successive sentences, if taken to be the largest unit of grammar, are then, from a grammarian’s viewpoint, merely...

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A Dictionary of Media and Communication (3 ed.)

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2020
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Media studies
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157 words

... [Latin juxta ‘next’ + French poser ‘to place’] See also associative meaning ; bricolage ; collocation ; context ; contextual meaning ; contiguity ; metonymy . 1. The act of positioning things next to each other, especially for comparison or contrast ( see also co-presence ). Alternatively, an instance of this or the state of being so positioned. In advertising , juxtaposition is commonly used to associate a product with an attractive endorser or setting ( see meaning transfer ), but it is also employed for contrast in the...

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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2016
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Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
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121 words

... is a noun, not a verb. Although one may position a thing, one may not juxtaposition two things. Juxtapose is the correct verb form—e.g.: “The intended irony of Luther's skewed morality juxtapositioned [read juxtaposed ] against the President's lack of morality is not particularly subtle or original.” “It Takes a Sensitive Thief,” Pantagraph (Bloomington, Ill.), 21 Feb. 1997 , at D3. Likewise, the participial adjective is juxtaposed , not juxtapositioned —e.g.: “And Martha [Stewart], well, let's check her magazine's calendar, . . . with...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

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2003
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... placing close together. XVII. — F., f. L. juxtā ( cf. JOUST ). So juxtapose XIX. See POSE , POSITION...

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style

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2002

... is a noun, not a verb. Although one may position a thing, one may not juxtaposition two things. Juxtapose is the correct verb form—e.g.: “The intended irony of Luther 's skewed morality juxtapositioned [read juxtaposed ] against the President's lack of morality is not particularly subtle or original” ( Bloomington Pantagraph ). See nouns as verbs...

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Pocket Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary: French-English (4 ed.)

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2012
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Bilingual dictionaries
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4 words
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Pocket Oxford German Dictionary: English German (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
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5 words
juxtaposition

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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51 words
juxtaposition

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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48 words
juxtaposition

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[Latin juxta ‘next’; French poser ‘to place’]The act of positioning things next to each other, especially for comparison or contrast (see also contiguity; co-presence). Alternatively, an instance of ...
The Two Noble Kinsmen

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Michael Dobson

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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2,335 words
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Oxford University Press
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...with the ritual elements of drama. It coincided, too, with a Freudian interest in the representation of sexuality , and in recent years the Jailer’s Daughter’s ‘green-sickness’ and the controversial therapy applied to it have attracted a good deal of attention, as has the juxtaposition between the kinsmen’s homosocial rivalry and the near-lesbianism of Emilia’s passionate championing of female friendship. Stage history: The play reappeared after the Restoration as Davenant ’s cheerful adaptation The Rivals ( 1664 ), its action transferred to a harmless...

Christian-Muslim Democracy

Christian-Muslim Democracy   Reference library

Dimasangcay A. Pundato

Liberal Islam: A Sourcebook

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2022
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Religion
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2,544 words
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Oxford University Press

...from their Lord; we make no difference between one another of them; and we bow to God (in Islam). Certainly more research and exchange of views between Christian and Muslim Democrats are in order. Experiments on the juxtaposition of the democratic underpinnings of the two religions are essential. And such experiments are best effected not only in the quiet of the library but in actual maneuvering in the political arena. Thus, the formation of the United Muslim Democrats of the Philippines...

Medicine

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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3,985 words
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Oxford University Press

...is a state of mind, wholly unnoticed, as far as I know, by any Physical or Metaphysical Writer hitherto, & which yet is necessary to the explanation of some of the most important phaenomena of Sleep & Disease / it is a transmutation of the succession of Time into the juxtaposition of space by which the smallest Impulses, if quickly & regularly recurrent, aggregate themselves—& attain a kind of visual magnitude with a correspondent Intensity of general Feeling.—The simplest Illustration would be the circle of Fire made by whirling round a live...

All’s Well That Ends Well

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Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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2,814 words
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Oxford University Press

...even the clown Lavatch is a bitter and unhappy cynic), the play is most remarkable for its irony, holding us at a reflective distance from its driven and unconfiding heroine and its caddish hero alike. Shakespeare multiplies the story’s ironies and parallelisms by his pointed juxtaposition of the gulling of Paroles (who believes himself to be committing treason when he is merely destroying his credit with his comrades) with the bed-trick used against Bertram (who believes himself to be committing adultery when he is really condemning himself to his arranged...

The Comedy of Errors

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Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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2,835 words
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Oxford University Press
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...Brooks drew attention to the play’s interest in authority, relating its discussion of marriage to The Taming of the Shrew , while his successors have pursued the play’s allusions to St Paul on the same topic, often reflecting at the same time on the play’s canny thematic juxtaposition of three phenomena which confound the notion of the single, self-determining individual, namely birth, marriage, and twinship. Stage history: Apart from the 1594 performance at Gray’s Inn, only one other performance of The Comedy of Errors is recorded during Shakespeare’s...

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

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Michael Dobson and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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4,261 words
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Oxford University Press
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...influenced by Goethe and Schlegel . From then until the late 20th century much writing about the play was dominated by the question of Hamlet’s character, his sanity or otherwise, and why he delays. A. C. Bradley influentially found the core of the play’s power in its juxtaposition of the scope of human thought with the limitations of mortality: other scholars continued to worry at a number of more local questions which the play deliberately leaves unresolved, such as the extent of Gertrude’s guilt, the nature of the Danish succession, and the precise...

Exploration

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
4,825 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...over sexual relations with Tahitians that followed publications such as John *Hawkesworth 's An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of his Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere ( 1773 ), the engraving could only have been read as a juxtaposition of a patriotic mission with the prospect, if not the actuality, of sexual and commercial corruption. So far from inaugurating the improvement of savages, the voyagers' introduction of prostitution, and eager traffic in supplies, specimens, and baubles, exacerbated the supposed...

Literary Theory

Literary Theory   Reference library

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
4,935 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...without reference to the past, German literature divides itself from a ‘lifetime of inheritance and tradition’. It is this which underwrites an association of German literature with America and, in turn, with the age of revolution. De Quincey's deft, if rather cavalier, juxtaposition of aesthetics with questions of subjectivity and politics is characteristic of literary theory in our period. Before we can turn to these matters, however, his account of the new German literature brings us to ‘the transcendental philosophy of Immanuel Kant ’, identified by ...

Democracy or Shuracracy

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Murad Hofmann

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
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5,074 words
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Oxford University Press

...law and supplementary criminal law, emancipated (to put it mildly) from the former, evolved at the “discretion” of the respective rulers. This way, for instance, non-Qur'anic methods of punishment such as incarceration and fines were eventually introduced. This juxtaposition of executive and legislative, together with the judiciary, equally anchored in Islam, constitutes a veritable separation of powers also for an Islamic democracy. (Cornerstone number eight.) This would find its most striking expression in a direct or indirect election of the...

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