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Other Opposition Definition

[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"
[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"
[n] a body of people united in opposing something
[n] a political party opposed to the party in power and prepared to replace it if elected; "Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition"
[n] an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force); "a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies"
[n] a contestant that you are matched against
[n] a direction opposite to another
[n] the relation between opposed entities

Misc. Definitions

\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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