oppositeness

Definitions of oppositeness
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n the relation between opposed entities

Synonyms:
opposition
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antipode
direct opposite
antithesis
exact opposite
conflict
opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot)
contrast, direct contrast
the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared
flip side
a different aspect of something (especially the opposite aspect)
mutual opposition, polarity
a relation between two opposite attributes or tendencies
gradable opposition
an opposition that is capable of being graded
polarity, sign
having an indicated pole (as the distinction between positive and negative electric charges)
ungradable opposition
an opposition that has no intermediate grade; either one or the other
contradictoriness
the relation that exists when opposites cannot coexist
contradiction
opposition between two conflicting forces or ideas
contrary
exact opposition
contrariety
the relation between contraries
tertium quid
some third thing similar to two opposites but distinct from both
contrary, opposite, reverse
a relation of direct opposition
inverse, opposite
something inverted in sequence or character or effect
antagonism
the relation between opposing principles or forces or factors
additive inverse
(mathematics) one of a pair of numbers whose sum is zero; the additive inverse of -5 is +5
multiplicative inverse, reciprocal
(mathematics) one of a pair of numbers whose product is 1: the reciprocal of 2/3 is 3/2; the multiplicative inverse of 7 is 1/7
polar opposition
an opposition that can be graded between two extremes or poles
positiveness, positivity
the character of the positive electric pole
negativeness, negativity
the character of the negative electric pole
complementarity
a relation between two opposite states or principles that together exhaust the possibilities
dialectic
a contradiction of ideas that serves as the determining factor in their interaction
incompatibility, inconsistency, mutual exclusiveness, repugnance
the relation between propositions that cannot both be true at the same time
Type of:
relation
an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together

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