in opposition to

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Definition of in opposition to

1 : in a way that is against someone or something He spoke in opposition to the new law. Her theories stand in opposition to traditional beliefs.
2 : in a way that shows how two things are different or disagree two words that can be defined in opposition to each other

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“In opposition to.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20opposition%20to. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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