Opposition Definition

ŏpə-zĭshən
noun
The act of opposing.
Webster's New World
An opposed condition; resistance, contradiction, contrast, hostility, etc.
Webster's New World
Any person, group, or thing that opposes.
Webster's New World
Placement opposite to or in contrast with another.
American Heritage
Something that serves as an obstacle.
American Heritage
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other
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.
American Heritage Science

Other Word Forms of Opposition

Noun

Singular:
opposition
Plural:
oppositions

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").

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