as opposed to

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Definition of as opposed to

used to refer to something that is different from what has just been mentioned The car gets 30 miles per gallon, as opposed to last year's model, which got only 25.They use fresh fish, as opposed to fish that has been frozen.I'd say she is a good player, as opposed to a great one.

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“As opposed to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/as%20opposed%20to. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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