Definition of Opposition. Meaning of Opposition. Synonyms of Opposition

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Definition of Opposition

Opposition
Opposition 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.

Meaning of Opposition from wikipedia

- Look up Opposition, opposition, or oppose in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Opposition may refer to: Opposition (Altars EP), 2011 EP by Christian metalcore...
- Parliamentary opposition is a form of political opposition to a designated government, particularly in a Westminster-based parliamentary system. This article...
- In politics, the opposition comprises one or more political parties or other organized groups that are opposed, primarily ideologically, to the government...
- The Syrian opposition (Arabic: المعارضة السورية al-Muʻaraḍatu s-Sūrīyah, [almʊˈʕaːɾadˤɑtu s.suːˈɾɪj.ja]) is the political structure represented by the...
- planet (or asteroid or comet) is said to be "in opposition" or "at opposition" when it is in opposition to the Sun. Because most orbits in the Solar System...
- In parliamentary systems of government, the loyal opposition is the opposition parties in the legislature. The word loyal indicates that the non-governing...
- The Iraqi opposition can refer to three things: Pre-2003: Iraqi anti-Saddam groups were composed of a number of groups in Iraq opposed to the Saddam regime...
- The opposition surge (sometimes known as the opposition effect, opposition spike or Seeliger effect) is the brightening of a rough surface, or an object...
- The Leader of the Opposition is a title traditionally held by the leader of the largest political party not in government, typical in countries utilizing...
- Destroy the Opposition is the third album by American death metal band Dying Fetus. It was produced by the band and Steve Carr. The album marks a change...