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Opposition (IPA: /ˌɑpəˈzɪʃən/)


Opposition (n.)

The act of opposing; an attempt to check, restrain, or defeat; resistance.

Opposition (n.)

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

Opposition (n.)

Repugnance; contrariety of sentiment, interest, or purpose; antipathy.

Opposition (n.)

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.

Opposition (n.)

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.

Opposition (n.)

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.

Opposition

Two celestial bodies are said to be in opposition when they are on opposite sides of the sky, viewed from a given place (usually Earth)

Opposition

In chess, when two kings face each other with only one square between them

Opposition

In philosophy, condition of putting characteristics in contrast to another

Opposition

In Australia

Opposition

Political parties represented in the Croatian Parliament that are not part of the Government

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [The opposition Press] which is in the hands of malecontents who have failed in their career." - Journalism

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A country cannot solely rely on the government and opposition parties to solve all of the problems." - Jiang Yi-huah

Example Sentence (Quote)

"As there was no open opposition to Aryanism from the beginning, it grew in stages and made us degraded" - Periyar E. V. Ramasamy

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Before mine eyes in opposition sits Grim Death, my son and foe." - Death

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." - English proverbs


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