Meaning of opposition
Pronunciation: (op"u-zish'un), [key]
- the action of opposing, resisting, or combating.
- antagonism or hostility.
- a person or group of people opposing, criticizing, or protesting something, someone, or another group.
- (sometimes cap.) the major political party opposed to the party in power and seeking to replace it.
- the act of placing opposite, or the state or position of being placed opposite.
- the act of opposing, or the state of being opposed by way of comparison or contrast.
- the relation between two propositions that have the same subject and predicate, but which differ in quantity or quality, or in both.
- the relation between two propositions in virtue of which the truth or falsity of one of them determines the truth or falsity of the other.
- the situation of two heavenly bodies when their longitudes or right ascensions differ by 180°: The moon is in opposition to the sun when the earth is directly between them.
- the situation of two heavenly bodies or groups of heavenly bodies whose celestial longitudes differ by 180°, conducive to confrontation or revelation: an astrological aspect.
- the condition that exists when two waves of the same frequency are out of phase by one-half of a period.
- the relationship between any two alternative units within a linguistic system, esp. between minimally distinct phonemes.
- the feature that constitutes the difference between two such units.
- opposition (Thesaurus)