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binary opposition
Word Origin
noun
,
Linguistics
1.
a relation between the members of a pair of linguistic items, as a pair of distinctive features, such that one is the absence of the other, as voicelessness and voice, or that one is at the opposite pole from the other, as stridency and mellowness.
Origin of
binary opposition
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1950-1955
1950-55
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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