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opponency

[ uh-poh-nuhn-see ]
/ əˈpoʊ nən si /
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noun

an act or instance of opposing.
the state of being an opponent.

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Origin of opponency

First recorded in 1720–30; oppon(ent) + -ency
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Example sentences from the Web for opponency

  • We have no means of checking them with regard to opponency, and the University was probably in the same position.

    The Grey Friars in Oxford|Andrew G. Little
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