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opposition 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/ˌäpəˈziSHən/,
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oppositions, plural;
  1. Resistance or dissent, expressed in action or argument
    • - there was considerable opposition to the proposal
    • - the regime cracked down against the threat of opposition
  2. A group of adversaries or competitors, esp. a rival political party or athletic team

  3. The principal political party opposed to the one in office

  4. A contrast or antithesis
    • - a nature-culture opposition
  5. (of two propositions) The relation of having the same subject and predicate, but differing in quantity, quality, or both

  6. The apparent position of two celestial objects that are directly opposite each other in the sky, esp. when a superior planet is opposite the sun


  1. resistance: 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. the relation between opposed entities
  3. confrontation: the act of hostile groups opposing each other; "the government was not ready for a confrontation with the unions"; "the invaders encountered stiff opposition"
  4. a contestant that you are matched against
  5. a body of people united in opposing something
  6. a direction opposite to another
  7. Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition, commonly known as The Official Opposition, in Australia fulfils the same function as the official opposition in other Commonwealth of Nations monarchies. ...
  8. In chess, opposition (or direct opposition) is the situation occurring when two kings face each other on a rank or file, with only one square in between them. In such a situation, the player not having to move is said to "have the opposition" . ...
  9. The Opposition in Malaysia is a term used to describe political parties represented in the Parliament of Malaysia that is not in government either on its own or as part of a governing coalition. Note that this article uses the term government as it is used in Parliamentary systems, i.e. ...
  10. An opposition proceeding is an administrative process available under the patent and trademark law of most jurisdictions which allows third parties to dispute the validity of a granted patent or trademark.
  11. Opposition is a term used in positional astronomy to indicate when two celestial bodies are on opposite sides of the sky when viewed from a particular place (usually the Earth). In particular, two planets are in opposition to each other when their ecliptic longitudes differ by 180°.
  12. In politics, the opposition comprises one or more political parties or other organized groups that are opposed to the government, party or group in political control of an city, region, state or country. ...
  13. The action of opposing or of being in conflict; An opposite or contrasting position; An opponent in some form of competition; 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; A political party opposed to the ...
  14. (oppose) To attempt to stop the progression of; To object to
  15. (Oppositions) Planets passing opposite each other produce an awareness of choice. We must balance the two energies in a see-saw fashion, doing first one then the other. Furthermore, when we choose one, the other reacts and thus our consciousness is expanded. ...
  16. (OPPOSED) Against the adoption of the pending question.
  17. (opposed) complemental concave arcuate faces (calliper arms that fit over tube)
  18. (opposés) opposite and reversed, of charges like eg. the crowns of Alsace.
  19. A motion involving a grasping motion of the thumb and fingers.
  20. The action of opposing one part to another; if the pulp of the thumb is placed in contact with the pulp of a finger, the movement, or action, of the thumb is that of opposition.
  21. A second harmonic aspect, separating distance 180°. a major hard aspect, the opposition creates awareness, attraction and antagonism between the planets in polarity.
  22. The position of a planet when it is exactly opposite the Sun as seen from Earth. A planet at opposition is at its closest approach to the Earth and is best suitable for observing.
  23. The time period allowed for an interested party to post oppositions to the grant of a patent. For example, this may be up to nine months from the date of grant of a European patent.
  24. The second largest political party or group of parties in the Dáil that opposes what it believes to be wrong with Government policies and actions
  25. A configuration of the Sun, Earth and a planet or asteroid in which the apparent geocentric longitude of the planet or asteroid differs by 180 degrees from the apparent geocentric longitude of the Sun