[uh-poh-zuh-buh l] /əˈpoʊ zə bəl/
capable of being placed to something else:
the opposable thumb of primates.
capable of being resisted, fought, or .
capable of being opposed
Also apposable. (of the thumb of primates, esp man) capable of being moved into a position facing the other digits so as to be able to touch the ends of each
capable of being placed opposite something else
1660s, “capable of being withstood,” from oppose + -able. In reference to human thumbs, from 1833. Related: Opposability.
[uh-pres-iv] /əˈprɛs ɪv/ adjective 1. burdensome, unjustly harsh, or tyrannical: an oppressive king; oppressive laws. 2. causing discomfort by being excessive, intense, elaborate, etc.: oppressive heat. 3. distressing or grievous: oppressive sorrows. /əˈprɛsɪv/ adjective 1. cruel, harsh, or tyrannical 2. heavy, constricting, or depressing adj. 1640s, from Medieval Latin oppressivus, from oppress-, past participle stem […]
[op-ti-kuh l] /ˈɒp tɪ kəl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or applying or the principles of optics. 2. constructed to assist sight or to correct defects in vision. 3. of or relating to sight or vision; visual. 4. of or relating to the eye. 5. of or relating to an optician or opticians or to […]
- Non-optimal solution
(Or “sub-optimal solution”) An astoundingly stupid way to do something. This term is generally used in deadpan sarcasm, as its impact is greatest when the person speaking looks completely serious. See also Bad Thing. [Jargon File] (1994-12-13)
[op-tuh-mis-tik] /ˌɒp təˈmɪs tɪk/ adjective 1. disposed to take a favorable view of events or conditions and to expect the most favorable outcome. 2. reflecting a favorable view of events and conditions and the expectation of a positive outcome; demonstrating : an optimistic plan. 3. of or relating to . adj. 1845, from optimist + […]