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Etymology

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From Old French oposicion (French opposition), from post-classical Latin oppositio (translating Greek ἀντίθεσις), from the past participle stem of classical Latin oppōnere ‘to set against’.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
opposition

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  1. (astronomy) The apparent relative position of two celestial bodies when one is at an angle of 180 degrees from the other.
  2. The action of opposing or of being in conflict.
  3. An opposite or contrasting position.
  4. An opponent in some form of competition.
  5. A political party opposed to the party or government in power.
  6. (law) In United States intellectual property law, a proceeding in which an interested party seeks to prevent the registration of a trademark or patent.

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Finnish

Noun

opposition

  1. Genitive singular form of oppositio.

French

Etymology

Post-classical Latin oppositio (translating Greek ἀντίθεσις), from the past participle stem of classical Latin oppōnere ‘to set against’.

Pronunciation

Noun

opposition f. (plural oppositions)

  1. opposition

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