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opposition

noun uk   /ˌɒp.əˈzɪʃ.ən/ us    /ˌɑː.pə-/

opposition noun (DISAGREEMENT)

C1 [U] strong disagreement: There is a lot of opposition to the proposed changes. The unions are in opposition to the government over the issue of privatization.

opposition noun (SPORT)

the opposition C1 [S, + sing/pl verb] the team or person being played against in a sports competition: The opposition has/have some good players so it should be a tough match.
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