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:

    One may disavow and disclaim vices that surprise us, and whereto our passions transport us; but those which by long habits are rooted in a strong and ... powerful will are not subject to contradiction. Repentance is but a denying of our will, and an opposition of our fantasies.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)

    Therefore the love which us doth bind,
    But fate so enviously debars,
    Is the conjunction of the mind,
    And opposition of the stars.
    Andrew Marvell (1621–1678)

    To die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly. Death freely chosen, death at the right time, brightly and cheerfully accomplished amid children and witnesses: then a real farewell is still possible, as the one who is taking leave is still there; also a real estimate of what one has wished, drawing the sum of one’s life—all in opposition to the wretched and revolting comedy that Christianity has made of the hour of death.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)