as opposed to

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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.

Word by Word Definitions

opposed play
  1. : set or placed in opposition : contrary



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