English - Etymology
From Old French oposicion (whence French opposition), from Late Latin oppositio, translating Ancient Greek ἀντίθεσις (antíthesis), from the past participle stem of classical Latin oppōnere (“to set against”).
English - Pronunciation
English - Noun
- The action of opposing or of being in conflict.
- An opposite or contrasting position.
- An opponent in some form of competition.
- (astronomy) The apparent relative position of two celestial bodies when one is at an angle of 180 degrees from the other as seen from the Earth.
- (politics) A political party or movement opposed to the party or government in power.
- (law) In United States intellectual property law, a proceeding in which an interested party seeks to prevent the registration of a trademark or patent.
- (chess) A position in which the player on the move must yield with his king allowing his opponent to advance with his own king.
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Finnish - Noun
French - Etymology
French - Pronunciation
- IPA(key): /ɔpozisjɔ̃/