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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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.

the Oppositionnoun [ S, + sing/pl verb ]

uk /ˌɒp.əˈzɪʃ.ən/ us /ˌɑː.pəˈzɪʃ.ən/

in some political systems, the elected politicians who belong to the largest party that does not form the government:

the Leader of the Opposition
The Opposition has/have condemned the government's proposed tax increases.

(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)