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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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  • 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.
(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 proposal faces strong opposition. They expect to defeat the opposition.
(Definition of opposition from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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