What does the word apposition mean?

Usage examples for apposition

  1. Apposition is the agreement of substantives, agreement the apposition of adjectives. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  2. 11. Is there a construction of like cases, that is not apposition? – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  3. Emerson began his course in direct apposition to the conventional world; but he was the great magnet of the age, and the world could not help being attracted by him. – Cambridge Sketches by Frank Preston Stearns