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Definition of Opposition

Opposition

  1. The act of opposing; an attempt to check, restrain, or defeat; resistance.
  2. The state of being placed over against; situation so as to front something else.
  3. Repugnance; contrariety of sentiment, interest, or purpose; antipathy.
  4. That which opposes; an obstacle; specifically, the aggregate of persons or things opposing; hence, in politics and parliamentary practice, the party opposed to the party in power.
  5. The situation of a heavenly body with respect to another when in the part of the heavens directly opposite to it; especially, the position of a planet or satellite when its longitude differs from that of the sun 180 degrees; opposition of Jupiter to the sun.
  6. The relation between two propositions when, having the same subject and predicate, they differ in quantity, or in quality, or in both; or between two propositions which have the same matter but a different form.

Opposition Quotations

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Albert Einstein

I have spent many years of my life in opposition, and I rather like the role.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
Orison Swett Marden

The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.
Karl Marx

If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.
Joseph Stalin
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Opposition Translations

opposition in Dutch is oppositie, tegenstand
opposition in Finnish is vastustus
opposition in German is Gegensatz, Gegenseite
opposition in Italian is opposizione, antagonismo
opposition in Latin is contradictio

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