The state of two nouns or pronouns, put in the same case, without a connecting word between them; as, I admire Cicero, the orator. Here, the second noun explains or characterizes the first.
a grammatical relation between a word and a noun phrase that follows; "`Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer' is an example of apposition"
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
a grammatical construction where two nouns or noun phrases are placed together, are not joined by a conjunction such as "or" or "and," and where each noun has the same syntactical relationship to the rest of the sentence
a noun phrase that modifies another noun
Apposition is the placement of two or more semantically equal elements (i.e. nouns or noun phrases) next to each other that share the same syntactic function or place. Example:â€œThe Lord God, the God of Abraham, is the one true God.â€ (The noun phrases, â€œ Lord Godâ€ and â€œGod of Abraham,â€ both hold the same syntactic position of subject)
A second description of a person or thing placed side by side with the first, each having grammatically the same value. For example: Elizabeth, Queen of England, knighted him.
Apposition is a grammatical construction in which two elements, normally noun phrases, are placed side by side, with the second element serving to define or modify the first. When this device is used, the two elements are said to be in apposition. For example in the phrase "my friend Alice" the name "Alice" is in apposition with the word friend.