Definitions English

  • The act of opposing or resisting.
  • The condition of being in conflict; antagonism: "The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself” ( Virginia Woolf).
  • Placement opposite to or in contrast with another.
  • Something that serves as an obstacle.
  • A political party or an organized group opposed to the group, party, or government in power.
  • Astronomy The position of two celestial bodies when their longitude differs by 180°, especially a configuration in which Earth lies on a straight line between the sun and a superior planet or the moon.
  • Astronomy The position of the superior planet or the moon in this configuration.
  • Logic The relation existing between two propositions having an identical subject and predicate but differing in quantity, quality, or both.
  • Linguistics Contrast in a language between two phonemes or other linguistically important elements.