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Dictionary definition for: Opinion

1. (n) a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty; "my opinion differs from yours" "what are your thoughts on Haiti?"

2. (n) a belief or sentiment shared by most people; the voice of the people; "he asked for a poll of public opinion"

3. (n) a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof; "his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page"

4. (n) the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision; "opinions are usually written by a single judge"

5. (n) the reason for a court''s judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)

6. (n) a vague idea in which some confidence is placed; "his impression of her was favorable" "what are your feelings about the crisis?" "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity" "I had a feeling that she was lying"

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