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opposite

adjective
 
 
/ˈɒpəzɪt/
completely different: opposite to sth This year's conference is completely opposite to last year's, which was very poorly attended. The new rates of pay were intended to increase staff morale, but they had the opposite effect.
in a position on the other side to something: the opposite side/end/edge to sth We're on the opposite side of the city to the airport.
facing you or facing someone or something: If you want to buy tickets, you need to go to the counter opposite.
(Definition of opposite adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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