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opposition

 
Noun opposition has 8 senses
  1. resistance, opposition - 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"
    --1 is a kind of action
    --1 has particulars: lockout; reaction; anti-takeover defense
    Derived form: verb oppose1
  2. opposition, oppositeness - the relation between opposed entities
    --2 is a kind of relation
    --2 has particulars:
     antipode; antithesis; conflict; contrast, direct contrast; mutual opposition, polarity; gradable opposition; polarity, sign; ungradable opposition; contradictoriness; contradiction; contrary; contrariety; tertium quid; reverse, contrary, opposite; inverse, opposite; antagonism
  3. confrontation, 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"
    --3 is a kind of resistance
    --3 has particulars: strikebreaking
    Derived form: verb oppose2
  4. opposition, opponent, opposite - a contestant that you are matched against
    --4 is a kind of contestant
  5. opposition - a body of people united in opposing something
    --5 is a kind of
    body
    --5 has particulars: Iraqi National Congress, INC
  6. opposition - a direction opposite to another
    --6 is a kind of
    direction
    --6 has particulars:
     orthogonality, perpendicularity, orthogonal opposition; antipodal, antipodal opposition, diametrical opposition; enantiomorphism, mirror-image relation
  7. enemy, foe, foeman, opposition - an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force); "a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies"
    --7 is a kind of adversary, antagonist, opponent, opposer, resister
    --7 is a member of enemy
    --7 has particulars: besieger
  8. opposition - a political party opposed to the party in power and prepared to replace it if elected; "Her Majesty's loyal opposition"
    --8 is a kind of
    party, political party
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