Opposition meaning

ŏpə-zĭshən
Something that serves as an obstacle.
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The definition of an opposition is a conflict, resistance or disagreement.

An example of opposition is the Occupy Wall Street movement.

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The relation of exclusion or inclusion which exists between propositions having the same subject and predicate but differing in quality, quantity, or both.
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An opposed condition; resistance, contradiction, contrast, hostility, etc.
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The refusal of a creditor to assent to a debtor's release under the bankruptcy law.
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The act of opposing.
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Placement opposite to or in contrast with another.
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Contrast in a language between two phonemes or other linguistically important elements.
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The position of two celestial bodies when their celestial longitudes differ by 180°; esp., the position of a superior planet or the full moon when it is in opposition with the sun.
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An opposite or contrasting position.
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An opponent in some form of competition.
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(astronomy) The apparent relative position of two celestial bodies when one is at an angle of 180 degrees from the other as seen from the Earth.
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(politics) A political party or movement opposed to the party or government in power.
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(law) In United States intellectual property law, a proceeding in which an interested party seeks to prevent the registration of a trademark or patent.
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(chess) A position in which the player on the move must yield with his king allowing his opponent to advance with his own king.
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A political party or an organized group opposed to the group, party, or government in power.
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The relation existing between two propositions having an identical subject and predicate but differing in quantity, quality, or both.
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A characteristic movement of the primate thumb, in which the pad of the thumb can be placed in contact with the pads of the fingers of the same hand.
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The position of two celestial bodies when their celestial longitude differs by 180°, especially a configuration in which Earth lies on a straight line between the Sun and a superior planet or the Moon. Planets in this position rise as the Sun sets and are visible all night long, reaching their highest point in the sky at midnight; the Moon in this position is full.
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The action of opposing or of being in conflict.
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Origin of opposition

  • From Old French oposicion (whence French opposition), from Late Latin oppositio, translating Ancient Greek ἀντίθεσις (antithesis), from the past participle stem of classical Latin oppōnere (“to set against").

    From Wiktionary