Definitions for "OPPOSITION"
The situation of a heavenly body with respect to another when in the part of the heavens directly opposite to it; especially, the position of a planet or satellite when its longitude differs from that of the sun 180°; -- signified by the symbol ?; as, ? Jupiter Sun, opposition of Jupiter to the sun.
The point at which a planet that is further away from the Sun than the Earth, lines up with the Sun and Earth. Opposition is a good time for observation because the planet is near its closest point to Earth.
a method for achieving contrast and conflict between visual qualities that results in the creation of heightened interest and the arousal of a sense of tension or turmoil.
In politics the party that prevents the Government from running amuck by hamstringing it. The King of Ghargaroo, who had been abroad to study the science of government, appointed one hundred of his fattest subjects as members of a parliament to make laws for the collection of revenue. Forty of these he named the Party of Opposition and had his Prime Minister carefully instruct them in their duty of opposing every royal measure. Nevertheless, the first one that was submitted passed unanimously. Greatly displeased, the King vetoed it, informing the Opposition that if they did that again they would pay for their obstinacy with their heads. The entire forty promptly disemboweled themselves. "What shall we do now?" the King asked. "Liberal institutions cannot be maintained without a party of Opposition." "Splendor of the universe," replied the Prime Minister, "it is true these dogs of darkness have no longer their credentials, but all is not lost. Leave the matter to this worm of the dust." So the Minister had the bodies of his Majesty's Opposition embalmed and stuffed with straw, put back into the seats of power and nailed there. Forty votes were recorded against every bill and the nation prospered. But one day a bill imposing a tax on warts was defeated -- the members of the Government party had not been nailed to their seats! This so enraged the King that the Prime Minister was put to death, the parliament was dissolved with a battery of artillery, and government of the people, by the people, for the people perished from Ghargaroo.
The act of opposing; an attempt to check, restrain, or defeat; resistance.
That which opposes; an obstacle; specifically, the aggregate of persons or things opposing; hence, in politics and parliamentary practice, the party opposed to the party in power.
Keywords:  endgame, king, diagonal, pawn, distant
An endgame term. The opposition is a means by which one King can dominate another.
A situation in the ENDING where two Kings stand two squares apart. The side NOT having the move is said to have THE OPPOSITION, which, in most castes, is an advantage. Place the White King on e4 and the Black King on e6: we have VERTICAL OPPOSITION. With the Black King on c4 we'd have HORIZONTAL OPPOSITION, and with the Black King on c6 we'd have DIAGONAL OPPOSITION. Now move the Black King to e8. With three squares between the Kings we have DISTANT OPPOSITION.
A position in which opposing Kings stand on the same rank, file or diagonal, separated from each other by only one square. The player whose move brings the Kings into opposition holds an advantage that, in an end-game, can be decisive.
Keywords:  prise, blade, opponent, fer, thrust
Holding the opponent's blade in an off-target line.
A taking of the opponent's blade, wherein the fencer deviates the opponent's blade by keeping contact with it and pushing it aside (covering).
a thrust that maintains contact with the opposing blade and so covers the attackers target in the line of thrust
an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force); "a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies"
a complex adversarial proceeding
The enemy service; any hostile operational force.
Colour charts for houses and for schools are usually available in programmes. For external events, the schools against which we might race most frequently have the following colours: Abingdon - bright cerise: Bedford - dark blue and white: Hampton - yellow and black: Radley - red and white: St. Paul's - white and black: Shrewsbury - dark blue and white: Westminster - pink.
Two points in a chart that are 180 degrees apart.
The relation between two propositions when, having the same subject and predicate, they differ in quantity, or in quality, or in both; or between two propositions which have the same matter but a different form.
A contrast, eg the opposition between voiced and voiceless consonants. Many oppositions identified in language are binary (ie involving two terms), such as singular/plural, masculine/feminine, etc.
A relationship between Faculties, see AV B 93-94. The two Oppositions are ‘the emotional Opposition of Will and Mask', the two fundamentally antithetical Faculties, and ‘the intellectual Opposition of Creative Mind and Body of Fate', the two fundamentally primary Faculties. In each pair one is the active, appetent Faculty ( Creative Mind and Will), while the other is the goal of its action, the target- Faculty ( Body of Fate and Mask). Within the fundamental gyre, the active Faculty is the apex or origin of the gyre, while the target- Faculty is the base or widest expansion of the gyre; on the Wheel, the Oppositions are diametrically opposed to each other. The two Oppositions form Discords to each other.
nuts, anchors, or climbing maneuvers that are distinguished by the simultaneous stress of two forces working against each other Ice Climbing Vernacular Go to Cameron Burns' Ice Climbing Glossary for a peek into the speak of those who can't get enough of the frozen stuff.
Using opposing forces for strength; usually refers to two pieces of protection that are placed to hold force in opposite directions and tied together to form one multidirectional anchor
the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with; "he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens"; "despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead"
the act of opposing groups confronting each other; "the government was not ready for a confrontation with the unions"; "the invaders encountered stiff opposition"
Repugnance; contrariety of sentiment, interest, or purpose; antipathy.
a proceeding in which the plaintiff seeks to prevent the issuance of a registration of a mark on the Principal Register
A procedure to prevent a published trade mark from becoming registered on the grounds that the mark does not qualify for registration on either absolute grounds or relative grounds.
The process whereby members of the public may object to the granting of a trade-mark registration if they have valid grounds for doing so.
An objection to the bankrupt's discharge by the Superintendent, the trustee or a creditor.
Keywords:  combat
Keywords:  mars, apparent, largest, view, good
a very good time to view Mars as it is at its largest apparent size
see Terms of Movement
The movement of the thumb towards the little finger of the same hand
Keywords:  contestant, matched, you
a contestant that you are matched against
an indication of energies which must be brought into balance, or a tension which can produce varying effects
Speakers voicing opinions against the ideas and instructions contained in a motion.
Keywords:  rhythm, angles, meet, right, created
rhythm created in a design when lines meet to form right angles.
Keywords:  cancellation, payment
Cancellation Of Payment
a direction opposite to another
Movement taken in a direction opposite of the direction of one's partner.
Keywords:  official, see
See Official Opposition.
The state of being placed over against; situation so as to front something else.
Keywords:  entities, relation
the relation between opposed entities
Keywords:  something, people, united, body
a body of people united in opposing something