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ap-po-sit'-i-o / From Latin: ad “near” and positio “placement”
Also known as: appositum, epitheton, apposition

Addition of an adjacent, coordinate, explanatory or descriptive element.


Albert Einstein, perhaps the greatest of scientists, seemed not to have mastered the physics of hair combing.

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The above information on individual rhetorical techniques is reproduced from the website “Silva Rhetoricae” ( ) under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence. Credit for this content lies with Professor Gideon O Burton of Brigham Young University.