opposable

adjective op·pos·able \ ə-ˈpō-zə-bəl \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of opposable

1 : capable of being opposed or resisted
2 : capable of being placed against one or more of the remaining digits of a hand or foot
  • the opposable human thumb

opposability

play \ə-ˌpō-zə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

Examples of opposable in a Sentence

  1. Humans have an opposable thumb.

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Origin and Etymology of opposable


OPPOSABLE Defined for English Language Learners

opposable

adjective

Definition of opposable for English Language Learners

  • : able to be placed against one or more of the other fingers or toes on the same hand or foot


Medical Dictionary

opposable

adjective op·pos·able \ ə-ˈpō-zə-bəl \

medical Definition of opposable

: capable of being placed against one or more of the remaining digits of a hand or foot
  • an opposable thumb

opposability

play \-ˌpō-zə-ˈbil-ət-ē\ noun plural -ties

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