Meaning of “opposition” in the English Dictionary

"opposition" in British English

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oppositionnoun

uk /ˌɒp.əˈzɪʃ.ən/ us /ˌɑː.pəˈzɪʃ.ən/

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 increasing the minimum wage.

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  • Plans to desegregate the schools met with opposition.
  • She left home in the face of strong opposition from her parents.
  • The company took no heed of public opposition to the plans.
  • The strength of the opposition was rather more than she'd bargained for.
  • The plan for a new office tower went ahead regardless of local opposition.

the Oppositionnoun [ S, + sing/pl verb ]

uk /ˌɒp.əˈzɪʃ.ən/ us /ˌɑː.pəˈzɪʃ.ən/

(Definition of “opposition” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"opposition" in American English

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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 proposal faces strong opposition.
They expect to defeat the opposition.

(Definition of “opposition” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)