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English definition of “juxtapose”

juxtapose

verb [T]    /ˌdʒʌk·stəˈpoʊz/
to put things or people next to each other, esp. in order to compare them: The exhibition juxtaposes architectural drawings with photographs of the buildings as constructed. juxtaposition    /ˌdʒʌk·stə·pəˈzɪʃ·ən/ noun [C/U] [C] The juxtaposition of the original painting with the fake clearly showed up the differences.
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