oppositeness

Definitions

  • The Farmhouse opposite Crowhurst Church
    The Farmhouse opposite Crowhurst Church
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n oppositeness the relation between opposed entities
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Tudor House, Opposite St Michael's Church, Southampton The Tudor House, Opposite St Michael's Church, Southampton
OPPOSITE A CORNER IN AN OLD SECTION OPPOSITE A CORNER IN AN OLD SECTION
GARDEN AT MOUNT PLEASANT, OPPOSITE CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA GARDEN AT MOUNT PLEASANT, OPPOSITE CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The planet Venus spins opposite to the other planets in the solar system
    • n Oppositeness The quality or state of being opposite.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: POSSLQ in a census form means "Person of opposite sex sharing living Quarters"
    • n oppositeness The state of being opposite or adverse.
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Quotations

  • Bob Wells
    Bob Wells
    “For every action there is an equal and opposite government program.”
  • John Neal
    John Neal
    “A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind.”
  • Leo Buscaglia
    Leo%20Buscaglia
    “I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate -- it's apathy. It's not giving a damn.”
  • Harold Geneen Ceo
    Harold Geneen Ceo
    “You read a book from beginning to end. You run a business the opposite way. You start with the end, and then you do everything you must to reach it.”
  • Niels Bohr
    Niels Bohr
    “There are trivial truths and the great truths. The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false. The opposite of a great truth is also true.”
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan%20Sontag
    “The truth is balance. However the opposite of truth, which is unbalance, may not be a lie.”

Usage

In literature:

In character they were quite opposite.
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood
Mr. Jefferson placed himself in active opposition, and was known at an early day as the candidate of the opposition to succeed Adams.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks
This was found intact, and there was no opposition, and the march was resumed on the 11th as far as Kleinfontein.
"The Record of a Regiment of the Line" by M. Jacson
For some time they swept all opposition before them.
"The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power" by John S. C. Abbott
But the lights from the windows of Rockhold on the opposite shore gleamed out upon the snow with splendid effect.
"For Woman's Love" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
On this day the French Fifth and Sixth Armies had little opposition.
"The New York Times Current History of the European War, Vol 1, Issue 4, January 23, 1915" by Various
Was the opposition of the people ultimately successful?
"Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome" by Oliver Goldsmith
But the French prelates still remained in opposition, and the French Court was undecided.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
Team A tries to escape being hit by dodging and running around the building to the opposite side.
"School, Church, and Home Games" by George O. Draper
Many of the things which tended to unite them likewise tended to throw them into opposition to the British Crown and Parliament.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
Detective Gryce was looking, not in the direction named, but in the one directly opposite to it.
"The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow" by Anna Katharine Green
He took off his hat and stood back in the shadow of a door on the opposite sidewalk.
"The Debtor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Our own estimate of the matter is the very opposite.
"British Quarterly Review, American Edition, Volume LIV" by Various
Indeed Mars, after having been seen once in opposition, does not come into opposition again until after two years and fifty days.
"Letters on Astronomy" by Denison Olmsted
To those who had this feeling, the Virginia plan was as little acceptable as it was, for the opposite reason, to others.
"History of the Origin, Formation, and Adoption of the Constitution of the United States, Vol. 2" by George Ticknor Curtis
Still this slavery was not completed without opposition.
"History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century (Volume 1)" by J. H. Merle D'Aubigné
We have anchored opposite a large brick building with a few small wood buildings near it.
"Diary of an Enlisted Man" by Lawrence Van Alstyne
St. George had not observed Mrs. James Ashton on the opposite platform; did not know she was there.
"Johnny Ludlow, Fourth Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood
Opposite these, on the other side of the passage, was another room, not so large, but of fair size.
"Johnny Ludlow, Fifth Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood
And so it was; but to my thinking it had a look in it that was the opposite of beautiful; any way, the opposite of good.
"Johnny Ludlow, Sixth Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood
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In poetry:

Strange and mysterious is my life,
What opposites I feel within!
A stable peace, a constant strife,
The rule of grace, the pow'r of sin:
Too often I am captive led,
Yet daily triumph in my Head.
"The Inward Warfare" by John Newton
The two extremes we'll surely find.
Which please and which torment the mind
For if we love and law can trace
'Twill be sufficient for our case.
A parson's work it nicely fits,
Who often join two opposites.
"A.B.C." by William Hutton
But while he lives let each man make his health in his mind, to
love the coast opposite humanity
And so be freed of love, laying it like bread on the waters; it
is worst turned inward, it is best shot farthest.
"Meditation On Saviors" by Robinson Jeffers
The steamer left Newburgh for Dundee with a cargo of sand,
And the crew expected they would safely land,
But by the time the steamer was opposite Dundee,
Alas! stronger blew the gale, and heavier grew the sea.
"The Terrific Cyclone of 1893" by William Topaz McGonagall
And on the opposite side of her stood Lord Pembroke,
And Lord Salisbury, who wore a skull cap and cloak;
Also the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Rutland,
And Mr Balfour and Lord Spencer, all looking very bland.
"The Burial of Mr. Gladstone" by William Topaz McGonagall
Then in a confused mass they fled down the opposite side of the hill
In hundreds,driven by sheer force sore against their will;
And helter-skelter they did run,
For all their positions were carried and the victory won.
"General Roberts in Afghanistan" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

It is also an ominous hint that Putin now faces real political opposition in Russia, and may seek to defend himself with the help of a new authoritarian ideology.
Lamar stands opposite Ross, situating his album in the tradition of Biggie's Ready to Die and Nas's Illmatic­ — autobiography tempered with deep awareness.
Syria's rebel groups united only by opposition to Bashar Assad.
Clinton reaches out to Syria opposition.
The 2012 Oakland A's are the exact opposite of a Moneyball team.
Sunscreen is supposed to keep you from getting burned, but one man said his did the exact opposite.
Chetco River Inn, pictured from the opposite bank of the Chetco River, has been sold.
But a straw poll taken at a community meeting finds strong opposition to secession.
Pockets of Syria have fallen under the control of rebel fighters, the anti-Assad opposition forces known as the Syrian Free Army.
Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez perform a mock funeral for opposition candidate Henrique Capriles as they celebrate in downtown Caracas .
Opposition expected to gain in Lithuanian ballot.
The tiny Caribbean island of Dominica has a new president following an election boycotted by the main opposition party.
ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — The tiny Caribbean island of Dominica has a new president following an election boycotted by the main opposition party.
The actor will star opposite Jessica Chastain in a love story told from two perspectives.
Increasing access to doctors and reducing co-pays -- not the opposite -- are methods companies can use to save money, as one company's initiative has proved.
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In science:

The crucial point is that, due to opposite sign of ǫ in the upper and lower blocks, the real part of the action is tilted in opposite ways in the two blocks and, as a consequence, the dominant saddle point becomes z+ for the upper block and z− for the lower one.
Index Distribution of Random Matrices with an Application to Disordered Systems
Note that our choice of metric lets the curvature of anti-de Sitter be positive, which is opposite to the standard choice (where the metric is taken with the opposite sign) but fits to the closeness of time-like lines, which have been taken as the ‘basic’ ones; space-like lines are open in anti-de Sitter.
Trigonometry of spacetimes: a new self-dual approach to a curvature/signature (in)dependent trigonometry
Of the terms contributing to W (σ ′ ), most are identical to those If p ≪ N , most of contributing to W (σ), and some have the opposite sign. the terms with opposite sign differ in the sign of one spin in the spin product, and terms that differ in the sign of 3 or any higher odd number of spins can be neglected.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
B , of opposite spin, that separate in opposite directions.
The "Chaotic Ball" model,local realism and the Bell test loopholes
Because the Pauli principle completely prohibits charge fluctuations between two sites if they have parallel spin electrons, while they are only suppressed by the Coulomb repulsion if they have opposite spins (see Fig 2), we expect an antiferromagnetic sign Jij > 0, so that nearby spins prefer opposite orientations.
Order and quantum phase transitions in the cuprate superconductors
Qualitatively this can be understood by the symmetry of merging image pairs from the point of view of the central potential – a ny slope in the curvature needed to produce a change in the magni fication of the saddle p oint can just as easily appear with the opposite sign so as to produce the opposite change.
CDM Substructure in Gravitational Lenses: Tests and Results
Tra jectories of the second type connect minima of opposite parity (i.e. opposite signs of y ), and change x variable by ± π 2 .
Theory of 4e versus 2e supercurrent in frustrated Josepshon-junction rhombi chain
The absolute values of Vλ (x, y ) range between 2 and 8 km s−1 and have opposite sign depending on the relative position of the slit and the jet axis, since slits to the left or to the right of the axis have opposite illumination gradients.
Jet rotation: launching region, angular momentum balance and magnetic properties in the bipolar outflow from RW Aur
However, none of the analyses take into account the EFT requirement for n = 3 that opposite photon polarization have opposite Lorentz violating terms.
Modern tests of Lorentz invariance
Persistence means that for time intervals ∆t the changes x(t + ∆t) (cid:150) x(t) and x(t) - x(t - ∆t) tend to have the same sign (changes enforce themselves), while in the case of anti-persistence they tend have opposite signs (changes provoke changes in the opposite direction).
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling
In Type I I A the two gravitinos are of opposite chirality as the two dilatinos, while in Type I I B the two gravitinos have the same chirality, that is opposite to the chirality of the two dilatinos.
Issues on tadpoles and vacuum redefinitions in String Theory
The former is a three-link operator, with the quark and antiquark sources set on opposite corners of the spatial cube, while the latter is a four-link operator, with the quark and antiquark situated on opposite corners of the hypercube.
Pseudoscalar singlet physics with staggered fermions
To determine the tunneling conductance gT , we simultaneously measure the Hall resistance Rxy (voltage probes on opposite sides of the Hall bar away from the QPC) and the diagonal resistance RD (voltage probes on opposite sides of the Hall bar and also opposite sides of the QPC)[34, 36].
Quasiparticle Tunneling in the Fractional Quantum Hall State at \nu = 5/2
Even though the two cases ρ < ρc and ρ > ρc discussed above had Tc displaced away from Tm in opposite directions, they both yielded an enhancement of Nu above the OB value, i.e., in the same direction despite opposite deviations of Tc from Tm .
Large scale dynamics in turbulent Rayleigh-Benard convection
The set of curves convex to the origin are the level curves of the utility function of one person, the set convex to the corner opposite the origin are the utility function of the other person, which are valued in axes opposite those of the first person.
Time and symmetry in models of economic markets
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