Examples of opposable in a Sentence
Humans have an opposable thumb.
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One of the reasons humans are such a dominant species is not only our brains, nor just our opposable thumbs, but the incredible range of motion of our arms.
My thumbs, made opposable by evolution so that humans could grab things and not just tap on a screen to acquire them, weren’t working the way they were designed to.
For its size (and lack of opposable thumbs) though, Africa’s incredible social weaver surely comes close.
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OPPOSABLE Defined for English Language Learners
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
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