[uh-poh-nuh nt] /əˈpoʊ nənt/
a person who is on an side in a game, contest, controversy, or the like; adversary.
being opposite, as in position.
; adverse; antagonistic.
Anatomy. bringing parts together or into opposition, as a muscle.
a person who opposes another in a contest, battle, etc
(anatomy) an opponent muscle
opposite, as in position
(anatomy) (of a muscle) bringing two parts into opposition
1580s, from Latin opponentem (nominative opponens), present participle of opponere “oppose, object to,” literally “set against, set opposite,” from ob “against” (see ob-) + ponere “to put, set, place” (see position).
[op-er-toon, -tyoon] /ˌɒp ərˈtun, -ˈtyun/ adjective 1. appropriate, favorable, or suitable: an opportune phrase for the occasion. 2. occurring or coming at an appropriate time; well-timed: an opportune warning. /ˈɒpəˌtjuːn/ adjective 1. occurring at a time that is suitable or advantageous 2. fit or suitable for a particular purpose or occurrence adj. c.1400, from Old […]
[op-er-too-niz-uh m, -tyoo-] /ˌɒp ərˈtu nɪz əm, -ˈtyu-/ noun 1. the policy or practice, as in politics, business, or one’s personal affairs, of adapting actions, decisions, etc., to expediency or effectiveness regardless of the sacrifice of ethical principles. 2. action or judgment in accordance with this policy. n. “policy of adopting actions to circumstances while […]
[op-er-too-nist, -tyoo-] /ˌɒp ərˈtu nɪst, -ˈtyu-/ noun 1. a person who practices , or the policy of adapting actions, decisions, etc., to effectiveness regardless of the sacrifice of ethical principles: He is an extreme opportunist and always thinks the ends justify the means. /ˌɒpəˈtjuːnɪst/ noun 1. a person who adapts his actions, responses, etc, to […]
[op-er-too-nis-tik, -tyoo-] /ˌɒp ər tuˈnɪs tɪk, -tyu-/ adjective 1. adhering to a policy of opportunism; practicing opportunism. 2. Pathology. /ˌɒpətjʊˈnɪstɪk/ adjective 1. of or characterized by opportunism 2. (med) (of an infection) caused by any microorganism that is harmless to a healthy person but debilitates a person whose immune system has been weakened by disease […]