opposite number

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n opposite number a person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another
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Quotations

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    “Given a sufficient number of people and an adequate amount of time you can create insurmountable opposition to the most inconsequential idea.”

Usage

In literature:

In the candy store opposite the Bay View were a number of girls who seemed to be watching for him to appear.
"Frank Merriwell's Cruise" by Burt L. Standish
A large number of the members withdrew with the President, but the opposition remained, and with them the people and the National Guards.
"Edmond Dantès" by Edmund Flagg
Instead, their practice is the very opposite, as shown by their keeping numbers of slaves.
"Gaspar the Gaucho" by Mayne Reid
We have a book where we enter the number of the mother and opposite it the number of her lamb.
"The Story of Wool" by Sara Ware Bassett
In this form of the game the diagonal opposites start each a bag at the same time, that is, Number One and Number Nine.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
When opposite her number I decided to call, and, having knocked at the door, was told that Miss Metford was at home.
"The Crack of Doom" by Robert Cromie
Opposite to it in the distance column will be the figures indicating the number of minutes in the difference of longitude.
"Lectures in Navigation" by Ernest Gallaudet Draper
The two big houses, numbers 3014 and 3017, standing opposite each other on this block are very closely connected in their history.
"A Portrait of Old George Town" by Grace Dunlop Ecker
On the page opposite is a list of numbers corresponding to colors.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
Put down, opposite to Number One, Mattie Van Dyke, Willie Edwards, Mary Edwards, Maria Englefield.
"What She Could" by Susan Warner
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In news:

Thick, black plumes of smoke rose over three Damascus suburbs following government airstrikes on Sunday morning, destroying building and causing a number of casualties, according to the opposition.
If good pornography is a you-know-it-when-you-see-it kind of thing, good parody is exactly the opposite: A parody succeeds when large numbers of people don't recognize the thing as a parody.
I write in opposition to this proposed $93 million Paseo /I-25 interchange upgrade for a number of reasons.
Cats, dogs, moles and more gambol across the spreads of these board books, devoted to teaching the concepts of numbers, colors, sizes and opposites, respectively.
And since Obama's announcement the numbers of those in opposition to same-sex marriage have not declined among the black churched populace.
But Christie 's poll numbers are going in the opposite direction.
Was Gillard seriously asserting that her opposite number held a pathological hatred of women, as most dictionaries define misogyny.
Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill's opinion on the sending off was the polar opposite of Jol's and he admitted he was surprised at the number of dismissals still resulting from two-footed challenges.
A new study shows that the number of couples where the woman has a higher level of education than her guy is growing steadily and in many countries it's more common than the opposite.
Sudan's security services thwarted a "sabotage attempt" led by opposition forces and arrested a number of civilian and military figures in connection with the incident early on Thursday, state-linked media reported.
The fighting follows a number of gains for opposition forces in the north of Syria, which has sparked optimism among Syrians hoping for the downfall of the Assad regime.
Builders have always been aware of some opposition to density, but these large numbers may surprise many people in residential construction.
Sees Potential Infiltration by a Small Number of Islamist Fighters in Opposition Led by 'Responsible Men and Women'.
Rubio 's not perfect—we hear whispers that his time in the state legislature could be mined by a good opposition researcher—but he's a clear number one choice in our Line.
In the Sept 10 Colorado Statesman, on the back page there are a large number of Republican legislators and partner organizations who have come out in opposition to Referendums 60, 61 and 101.
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In science:

Similarly, rotation numbers can be subtracted, by forcing conjugacy between oppositely oriented copies of an amphichiral index 2 subgroup of ∆.
Dynamical forcing of circular groups
The existence of two classes of output of exactly equal frequency and exactly opposite phase may well be a feature common to a number of different experiments employing degenerate parametric down-conversion sources.
Homodyne detection and optical parametric amplification: a classical approach applied to proposed "loophole-free" Bell tests
If pQ is odd, then every face boundary of P tracks the corresponding face boundary of Q twice, so that pP = 2pQ ; in this case, P and Q have the same number of faces, and every pair of faces of P that are subtended by an edge of P are also subtended by the opposite edge on the face boundary.
Regular Polyhedra of Index Two, I
Notice that it is actually possible to reduce the number of combinations of the indices to be examined by observing that η and ξ − η play symmetric roles; and that turning each of the ǫi to its opposite simply turns φ into −φ.
Global existence for coupled Klein-Gordon equations with different speeds
Remark 6.1 above specifies what we mean by “distinguish.” Figure 5 shows that the classic χ2 statistic requires increasingly many draws as the number n of bins increases, while the root-meansquare exhibits the opposite behavior.
Computing the confidence levels for a root-mean-square test of goodness-of-fit
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