n.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.
3.Repugnance; contrariety of sentiment, interest, or purpose; antipathy.
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°; - signified by the symbol ; as, .
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.
Noun1.Oppositionopposition - 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"
Synonyms: resistance
2.opposition - the relation between opposed entities
Synonyms: oppositeness
3.opposition - the act of opposing groups confronting each other; "the government was not ready for a confrontation with the unions"; "the invaders encountered stiff opposition"
Synonyms: confrontation
4.Oppositionopposition - a contestant that you are matched against
Synonyms: opponent, opposite
5.opposition - a body of people united in opposing something
6.opposition - a direction opposite to another
7.opposition - an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force); "a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies"
Synonyms: foe, foeman, enemy
8.opposition - a political party opposed to the party in power and prepared to replace it if elected; "Her Majesty's loyal opposition"

OPPOSITION, practice. The act of a creditor who, declares his dissent to a debtor's being discharged under the insolvent laws.

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