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Meaning of OPPOSITION

Pronunciation:  `âpu'zishun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with; "he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens"; "despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead"
  2. [n]  the act of opposing groups confronting each other; "the government was not ready for a confrontation with the unions"; "the invaders encountered stiff opposition"
  3. [n]  a body of people united in opposing something
  4. [n]  a political party opposed to the party in power and prepared to replace it if elected; "Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition"
  5. [n]  an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force); "a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies"
  6. [n]  a contestant that you are matched against
  7. [n]  a direction opposite to another
  8. [n]  the relation between opposed entities
 

OPPOSITION is a 10 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: confrontation, enemy, foe, foeman, opposite, oppositeness, resistance
 
 See Also: action, adversary, antagonism, antagonist, antipodal, antipodal opposition, antipode, anti-takeover defense, antithesis, besieger, body, conflict, contestant, contradiction, contradictoriness, contrariety, contrary, contrast, diametrical opposition, direct contrast, direction, enantiomorphism, gradable opposition, inverse, lockout, mirror-image relation, mutual opposition, opponent, opposer, opposite, orthogonal opposition, orthogonality, party, perpendicularity, polarity, political party, reaction, relation, resister, reverse, sign, strikebreaking, tertium quid, ungradable opposition

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Op`po*si"tion\, n. [F., fr. L. oppositio. See
{Opposite}.]
1. The act of opposing; an attempt to check, restrain, or
   defeat; resistance.

         The counterpoise of so great an opposition. --Shak.

         Virtue which breaks through all opposition.
                                               --Milton.

2. The state of being placed over against; situation so as to
   front something else. --Milton.

3. Repugnance; contrariety of sentiment, interest, or
   purpose; antipathy. --Shak.

4. That which opposes; an obstacle; specifically, the
   aggregate of persons or things opposing; hence, in
   politics and parliamentary practice, the party opposed to
   the party in power.

5. (Astron.) The situation of a heavenly body with respect to
   another when in the part of the heavens directly opposite
   to it; especially, the position of a planet or satellite
   when its longitude differs from that of the sun 180[deg];
   -- signified by the symbol ?; as, ? [Jupiter] [Sun],
   opposition of Jupiter to the sun.

6. (Logic) The relation between two propositions when, having
   the same subject and predicate, they differ in quantity,
   or in quality, or in both; or between two propositions
   which have the same matter but a different form.

 
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