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Apposition vs. Opposition — What's the Difference?

Apposition vs. Opposition — What's the Difference?

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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.
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Opposition

The act of opposing or resisting.
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Apposition

A construction in which a noun or noun phrase is placed with another as an explanatory equivalent, both having the same syntactic relation to the other elements in the sentence; for example, Copley and the painter in The painter Copley was born in Boston.
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Opposition

The condition of being in conflict; antagonism
"The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself" (Virginia Woolf).
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Apposition

The relationship between such nouns or noun phrases.
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Opposition

Placement opposite to or in contrast with another.
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Apposition

A placing side by side or next to each other.
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Opposition

Something that serves as an obstacle.
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Apposition

(Biology) The growth of successive layers of a cell wall.
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Opposition

Often Opposition A political party or an organized group opposed to the group, party, or government in power.
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Apposition

(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.
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Opposition

The position of two celestial objects when their longitude differs by 180°, especially a configuration in which the sun and a superior planet or the moon are on opposite sides of Earth.
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Apposition

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

The position of the superior planet or the moon in this configuration.
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Apposition

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

(Logic) The relation existing between two propositions having an identical subject and predicate but differing in quantity, quality, or both.
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Apposition

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

(Linguistics) Contrast in a language between two phonemes or other linguistically important elements.
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Apposition

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

The action of opposing or of being in conflict.
The two politicians are in opposition.
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Apposition

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

An opposite or contrasting position.
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Apposition

A public disputation by scholars.
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Opposition

(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.
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Apposition

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

(politics) A political party or movement opposed to the party or government in power.
Leader of the opposition
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Apposition

The act of adding; application; accretion.
It grows . . . by the apposition of new matter.
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Opposition

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

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

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

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.
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Opposition

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

A grammatical relation between a word and a noun phrase that follows;
`Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer' is an example of apposition
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Opposition

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.
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Apposition

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

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

The act of positioning close together (or side by side);
It is the result of the juxtaposition of contrasting colors
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Opposition

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

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.
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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,
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Opposition

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.
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Opposition

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
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Opposition

The relation between opposed entities
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Opposition

The act of opposing groups confronting each other;
The government was not ready for a confrontation with the unions
The invaders encountered stiff opposition
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Opposition

A contestant that you are matched against
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Opposition

A body of people united in opposing something
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Opposition

A direction opposite to another
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Opposition

An armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force);
A soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies
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Opposition

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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