Simple Definition of opinion
: a belief, judgment, or way of thinking about something : what someone thinks about a particular thing
: advice from someone with special knowledge : advice from an expert
: a formal statement by a judge, court, etc., explaining the reasons a decision was made according to laws or rules
Full Definition of opinion
2 a : belief stronger than impression and less strong than positive knowledge b : a generally held view
3 a : a formal expression of judgment or advice by an expert b : the formal expression (as by a judge, court, or referee) of the legal reasons and principles upon which a legal decision is based
Examples of opinion
We asked for their opinions about the new stadium.
In my opinion, it's the best car on the market.
The article discusses two recent Supreme Court opinions.
Origin of opinion
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin opinion-, opinio, from opinari
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of opinion
Medical Definition of opinion
: a formal expression of judgment or advice by an expert <wanted a second opinion on the advisability of performing the operation>
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