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Apposition vs. Opposition

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Appositionnoun

(grammar) A construction in which one noun or noun phrase is placed with another as an explanatory equivalent, both of them having the same syntactic function in the sentence.

Oppositionnoun

The action of opposing or of being in conflict.

Appositionnoun

(grammar) The relationship between such nouns or noun phrases.

Oppositionnoun

An opposite or contrasting position.

Appositionnoun

The quality of being side-by-side, apposed instead of being opposed, not being front-to-front but next to each other.

Oppositionnoun

(astronomy) The apparent relative position of two celestial bodies when one is at an angle of 180 degrees from the other as seen from the Earth.

Appositionnoun

A placing of two things side by side, or the fitting together of two things.

Oppositionnoun

(politics) A political party or movement opposed to the party or government in power.

Appositionnoun

(biology) The growth of successive layers of a cell wall.

Oppositionnoun

(legal) In United States intellectual property law, a proceeding in which an interested party seeks to prevent the registration of a trademark or patent.

Appositionnoun

(rhetoric) Appositio, the addition of an element not syntactically required.

Oppositionnoun

(chess) A position in which the player on the move must yield with his king allowing his opponent to advance with his own king.

Appositionnoun

A public disputation by scholars.

Oppositionnoun

(logic) The difference of quantity or quality between two propositions having the same subject and predicate.

Appositionnoun

(UK) A (now purely ceremonial) speech day at St Paul's School, London.

Oppositionnoun

The act of opposing; an attempt to check, restrain, or defeat; resistance.

‘The counterpoise of so great an opposition.’; ‘Virtue which breaks through all opposition.’;

Appositionnoun

The act of adding; application; accretion.

‘It grows . . . by the apposition of new matter.’;

Oppositionnoun

The state of being placed over against; situation so as to front something else.

Appositionnoun

The putting of things in juxtaposition, or side by side; also, the condition of being so placed.

Oppositionnoun

Repugnance; contrariety of sentiment, interest, or purpose; antipathy.

Appositionnoun

The state of two nouns or pronouns, put in the same case, without a connecting word between them; as, I admire Cicero, the orator. Here, the second noun explains or characterizes the first.

Oppositionnoun

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.

Appositionnoun

a grammatical relation between a word and a noun phrase that follows;

‘`Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer' is an example of apposition’;

Oppositionnoun

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,

Appositionnoun

(biology) growth in the thickness of a cell wall by the deposit of successive layers of material

Oppositionnoun

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.

Appositionnoun

the act of positioning close together (or side by side);

‘it is the result of the juxtaposition of contrasting colors’;

Oppositionnoun

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’;

Apposition

Apposition is a grammatical construction in which two elements, normally noun phrases, are placed side by side and so one element identifies the other in a different way. The two elements are said to be in apposition, and one of the elements is called the appositive, but its identification requires consideration of how the elements are used in a sentence.

Oppositionnoun

the relation between opposed entities

Oppositionnoun

the act of opposing groups confronting each other;

‘the government was not ready for a confrontation with the unions’; ‘the invaders encountered stiff opposition’;

Oppositionnoun

a contestant that you are matched against

Oppositionnoun

a body of people united in opposing something

Oppositionnoun

a direction opposite to another

Oppositionnoun

an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force);

‘a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies’;

Oppositionnoun

a political party opposed to the party in power and prepared to replace it if elected;

‘Her Majesty's loyal opposition’;

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