Oppositionary



[op-uh-zish-uh n] /ˌɒp əˈzɪʃ ən/

noun
1.
the action of opposing, resisting, or combating.
2.
antagonism or hostility.
3.
a person or group of people opposing, criticizing, or protesting something, someone, or another group.
4.
(sometimes initial capital letter) the major political party opposed to the party in power and seeking to replace it.
5.
the act of placing opposite, or the state or position of being placed opposite.
6.
the act of opposing, or the state of being opposed by way of comparison or contrast.
7.
Logic.

8.
Astronomy. the situation of two heavenly bodies when their longitudes or right ascensions differ by 180°:
The moon is in opposition to the sun when the earth is directly between them.
9.
Astrology. the situation of two heavenly bodies or groups of heavenly bodies whose celestial longitudes differ by 180°, conducive to confrontation or revelation: an astrological aspect.
10.
Electricity. the condition that exists when two waves of the same frequency are out of phase by one-half of a period.
11.
Linguistics.

/ˌɒpəˈzɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of opposing or the state of being opposed
2.
hostility, unfriendliness, or antagonism
3.
a person or group antagonistic or opposite in aims to another
4.

5.
a position facing or opposite another
6.
the act of placing something facing or opposite something else
7.
something that acts as an obstacle to some course or progress
8.
(astronomy)

9.
(astrology) an exact aspect of 180° between two planets, etc, an orb of 8° being allowed See conjunction (sense 5), square (sense 10), trine (sense 1)
10.
(logic)

11.
(chess) the opposition, a relative position of the kings in the endgame such that the player who has the move is at a disadvantage: his opponent has the opposition
n.

late 14c., an astrological term for the situation of two heavenly bodies exactly across from one another in the heavens, from Old French oposicion (12c.) or directly from Latin oppositionem (nominative oppositio) “act of opposing, a placing against,” noun of action from past participle stem of opponere “set against” (see opponent). Meaning “that which is opposite something else” is from 1540s; meaning “contrast, antagonism” first attested 1580s; sense of “political party opposed to the one in power” is from 1704. Related: Oppositional.
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