: capable of being opposed or resisted
: capable of being placed against one or more of the remaining digits of a hand or foot <the opposable human thumb>
— op·pos·abil·i·ty \-ˌpō-zə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
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Examples of OPPOSABLE
- Humans have an opposable thumb.
First Known Use of OPPOSABLE
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