(apposisjon): expansion of a noun phrase, whereby a second noun phrase is added which has the same reference as the first, but a different form E g Tony Blair, the British prime minister; my youngest sister, Carrie; the most beautiful cottage, the place I always dreamt of owning Sometimes a nominal clause can be in apposition to a noun phrase, if it defines or specifies the reference of the noun phrase E g the fact that they can’t afford it; their belief that nature is sacred
If two noun groups referring to the same person or thing are in apposition, one is placed immediately after the other, with no conjunction joining them, as in `Her father, Nigel, left home three months ago.'. in grammar, an occasion when a simple sentence contains two or more noun phrases that describe the same thing or person, appearing one after the other without a word such as 'and' or 'or' between them. For example, in the sentence 'The defendant, a woman of thirty, denies kicking the policeman' the two phrases 'the defendant' and 'a woman of thirty' are in apposition
A grammatical relation between a word and a noun phrase that follows It frequently expresses equality or a set membership relationship For example, "Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer [had a very shiny nose]" - here Rudolph = the unique red-nosed reindeer Another example, "Freewheelin' Franklin, an underground comic-strip character, [was into drugs and rock music]", expresses a set membership relation: Freewheeling_Franklin in "underground comic-strip characters"
The putting of things in juxtaposition, or side by side; also, the condition of being so placed
a grammatical construction in which two typically adjacent nouns referring to the same person or thing stand in the same syntactical relation to the rest of a sentence For example, in "the rally of the opposition Labor Party", "Labor Party" is in apposition with "opposition"
the juxtaposition of two nouns, the second of which clarifies the first "The man, a leather-clad hoodlum, bolted from the scene when the police showed up "
(biology) growth in the thickness of a cell wall by the deposit of successive layers of material a grammatical relation between a word and a noun phrase that follows; "`Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer' is an example of apposition
(biology) growth in the thickness of a cell wall by the deposit of successive layers of material
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