Opposition

Opposition may mean or refer to:

  • Opposition (planets), a term describing the position of a celestial body
  • Opposition (chess), a term describing the position of the kings relative to each other
  • Opposition proceeding, an administrative process available under some patent or trademark laws
  • Opposition of the thumb, the location of the thumb opposite to the fingers so that the hand can grasp objects
  • Square of Opposition, a type of logic diagram

Read more about Opposition:  In Politics, In Music

Famous quotes containing the word opposition:

    It is useless to check the vain dunce who has caught the mania of scribbling, whether prose or poetry, canzonets or criticisms,—let such a one go on till the disease exhausts itself. Opposition like water, thrown on burning oil, but increases the evil, because a person of weak judgment will seldom listen to reason, but become obstinate under reproof.
    Sarah Josepha Buell Hale 1788–1879, U.S. novelist, poet and women’s magazine editor. American Ladies Magazine, pp. 36-40 (December 1828)

    Through all opposition the personal benefits of the reform [dress] [bracketed word in original] have compensated; but had it been mainly sacrifice, the thought of working for the amelioration of women and the elevation of humanity would still have been the beacon-star guiding me on amid all discouragements.
    Susan Pecker Fowler (1823–1911)

    Human life in common is only made possible when a majority comes together which is stronger than any separate individual and which remains united against all separate individuals. The power of this community is then set up as “right” in opposition to the power of the individual, which is condemned as “brute force.”
    Sigmund Freud (1856–1939)