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Dictionary definition for: Opposition

1. (n) the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with; "he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens" "despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead"

2. (n) the relation between opposed entities

3. (n) the act of opposing groups confronting each other; "the government was not ready for a confrontation with the unions" "the invaders encountered stiff opposition"

4. (n) a contestant that you are matched against

5. (n) a body of people united in opposing something

6. (n) a direction opposite to another

7. (n) an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force) "a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies"

8. (n) a political party opposed to the party in power and prepared to replace it if elected; "Her Majesty''s loyal opposition"

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