Growth by apposition(Physiol.), a mode of growth characteristic of non vascular tissues, in which nutritive matter from the blood is transformed on the surface of an organ into solid unorganized substance.

(Ap`po*si"tion*al) a. Pertaining to apposition; put in apposition syntactically. Ellicott.

(Ap*pos"i*tive) a. Of or relating to apposition; in apposition.n. A noun in apposition. Ap*pos"i*tive*ly, adv.

Appositive to the words going immediately before.

(Ap*prais"a*ble) a. Capable of being appraised.

(Ap*prais"al) n. [See Appraise. Cf. Apprizal.] A valuation by an authorized person; an appraisement.

(Ap*praise") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Appraised ; p. pr. & vb. n. Appraising.] [Pref. ad- + praise. See Praise, Price, Apprize, Appreciate.]

1. To set a value; to estimate the worth of, particularly by persons appointed for the purpose; as, to appraise goods and chattels.

2. To estimate; to conjecture.

Enoch . . . appraised his weight.

3. To praise; to commend. [Obs.] R. Browning.

Appraised the Lycian custom.

In the United States, this word is often pronounced, and sometimes written, apprize.

(Ap*posed") a. Placed in apposition; mutually fitting, as the mandibles of a bird's beak.

(Ap*pos"er) n. An examiner; one whose business is to put questions. Formerly, in the English Court of Exchequer, an officer who audited the sheriffs' accounts.

(Ap"po*site) a. [L. appositus, p. p. of apponere to set or put to; ad + ponere to put, place.] Very applicable; well adapted; suitable or fit; relevant; pat; — followed by to; as, this argument is very apposite to the case.Ap"po*site*ly, adv.Ap"po*site*ness, n.

(Ap`po*si"tion) n. [L. appositio, fr. apponere: cf. F. apposition. See Apposite.]

1. The act of adding; application; accretion.

It grows . . . by the apposition of new matter.

2. The putting of things in juxtaposition, or side by side; also, the condition of being so placed.

3. (Gram.) 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.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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