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Definitions of opposition

  1. the act of opposing groups confronting each other; "the government was not ready for a confrontation with the unions"; "the invaders encountered stiff opposition" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force); "a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a contestant that you are matched against Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the relation between opposed entities Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a body of people united in opposing something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a political party opposed to the party in power and prepared to replace it if elected; "Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a direction opposite to another Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. The act of opposing; an attempt to check, restrain, or defeat; resistance. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The state of being placed over against; situation so as to front something else. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Repugnance; contrariety of sentiment, interest, or purpose; antipathy. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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¡; -- signified by the symbol /; as, / / /, opposition of Jupiter to the sun. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The act of resisting or checking; the state of being resisted or checked; resistance; contradiction; the political party that does not support the party in power. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. State of being placed over against: standing over against: repugnance: contrariety: act of opposing: resistance: that which opposes: obstacle: the party that opposes the existing administration or the party in power: (astron.) the situation of heavenly bodies when 180 degrees apart. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. State of being opposite; resistance; repugnance; contrariety; obstacle; party opposed to the existing administration. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. The act of opposing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. The state of being opposite or opposed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. An obstacle; obstruction. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. Astron. The relative position of two bodies that are 180 apart. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. The party opposed to an administration. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. Situation so as to front something else; the act of opposing, obstacle; resistance; contrariety; the collective body of opponents to an administration; the situation of two heavenly bodies when distant in longitude from each other 180 Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. Standing over against; resistance; hostility; contrariety of interests or designs; contradiction; in astron., the aspect of heavenly bodies when 180° apart-that is, when the heavenly body is in the quarter of the heavens directly opposite to another, as a planet to the sun; the collective body of the opponents of a ministry or government. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. 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 180as, . dictgcide_fs
  26. op-[=o]-zish'un, n. state of being placed over against: position over against: repugnance: contrariety: contrast: act or action of opposing: resistance: that which opposes: obstacle: (logic) a difference of quantity or quality between two propositions having the same subject and predicate: the party that opposes the ministry or existing administration: (astron.) the situation of heavenly bodies when 180 degrees apart.--n. OPPOSI'TIONIST, one who belongs to an opposing party, esp. that opposed to the government. [Opposite.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  27. Placing opposite (o. of the thumb, cf. oppose); diametrically opposite position (esp. astron. of two heavenly bodies when their longitude differs by 180°, opp. conjunction; planet is in o., opposite sun); contrast, antithesis; (Log.) relation between two propositions with same subject& predicate but differing in quantity or quality or both; antagonism, resistance, being hostile, (offer a determined o.; did it in o. to public opinion; was in o. at the time, belonging to the o. in next sense); the o., His Majesty\'s o., chief parliamentary party opposed to that in office (the leader of the o.; the o. whips, benches, &c.); any party opposed to some proposal. Hence oppositional a. (rare), oppositionist (2)n. & a. (rare). [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  28. [L.] (Astron.) Two heavenly bodies are in O. when their geocentric longitudes differ by 180, i.e. when they are diametrically opposite to one another with reference to the earth. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  29. n. State of being opposed or placed over against ; situation so as to front something else ; repugnance ; contrariety ; inconsistency ; contradiction ;— resistance ;— that which opposes ; an obstacle ;— the collective body of opposers ; the party that opposes the existing administration ;— the situation of two heavenly bodies 180o apart. Cabinet Dictionary

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