in opposition to
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
Word by Word Definitions
: a configuration (see configuration 1b) in which one celestial (see 1celestial 2) body is opposite another (as the sun) in the sky or in which the elongation (see elongation 1) is near or equal to 180 degrees
: the relation between two propositions having the same subject and predicate but differing in quantity or quality or both
: an act of setting opposite or over against : the condition of being so set
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