verb (used with object), opposed, opposing.
to act against or provide resistance to; combat.
to stand in the way of; hinder; obstruct.
to set as an or adversary.
to be hostile or adverse to, as in opinion:
to oppose a resolution in a debate.
to set as an obstacle or hindrance.
to set against in some relation, especially as to demonstrate a comparison or contrast:
to oppose advantages to disadvantages.
to use or take as being or contrary.
to set (something) over against something else in place, or to set (two things) so as to face or be to one another.
verb (used without object), opposed, opposing.
to be or act in .
(transitive) to fight against, counter, or resist strongly
(transitive) to be hostile or antagonistic to; be against
(transitive) to place or set in opposition; contrast or counterbalance
(transitive) to place opposite or facing
(intransitive) to be or act in opposition
late 14c., from Old French oposer “oppose, resist, rival; contradict, state opposing point of view” (12c.), from poser “to place, lay down” (see pose (v.1)), blended with Latin opponere “oppose, object to, set against” (see opponent). Related: Opposed; opposing.
- Optical mark reader
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- Optical mark reading
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- Optical microscope
optical microscope See under microscope.
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