opponency

opponency

[uh-poh-nuhn-see]
noun
1.
an act or instance of opposing.
2.
the state of being an opponent.

Origin:
1720–30; oppon(ent) + -ency

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opponent (əˈpəʊnənt)
 
n
1.  a person who opposes another in a contest, battle, etc
2.  anatomy an opponent muscle
 
adj
3.  opposite, as in position
4.  anatomy (of a muscle) bringing two parts into opposition
5.  opposing; contrary
 
[C16: from Latin oppōnere to oppose, from ob- against + pōnere to place]
 
op'ponency
 
n

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