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Meaning of opponent

op•po•nent

Pronunciation: (u-pō'nunt), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who is on an opposing side in a game, contest, controversy, or the like; adversary.
—adj.
  1. being opposite, as in position.
  2. opposing; adverse; antagonistic.
  3. bringing parts together or into opposition, as a muscle.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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