apposite (adj.) 1620s, "well-put or applied, appropriate," from L. appositus "contiguous, neighboring;" figuratively "fit, proper, suitable," pp. of apponere "apply to, put near," from ad- "near" (see AD- (Cf. ad-)) + ponere "to place" (see POSITION (Cf. position)).

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