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"opposition" in British English

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oppositionnoun

uk   /ˌɒp.əˈzɪʃ.ən/  us   /ˌɑː.pə-/
  • opposition noun (DISAGREEMENT)

C1 [U] strongdisagreement: There is a lot of opposition to the ​proposedchanges. The ​unions are in opposition to the ​government over the ​issue of ​increasing the ​minimumwage.

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  • opposition noun (SPORT)

the opposition C1 [S, + sing/pl verb] the ​team or ​person being ​played against in a ​sportscompetition: The opposition has/have some good ​players so it should be a ​toughmatch.
(Definition of opposition from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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oppositionnoun [U]

 us   /ˌɑp·əˈzɪʃ·ən/
disagreement with something, often by ​speaking or ​fighting against it, or (esp. in ​politics) the ​people or ​group who are not in ​power: The ​proposalfacesstrong opposition. They ​expect to ​defeat the opposition.
(Definition of opposition from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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