oppositeness

Definitions of oppositeness
  1. noun
    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
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    relation
    an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
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