- situated on diametrically opposed sides of an axis, as leaves when there are two on one node.
- having one organ vertically above another; superimposed.
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She gets herself cast in the only woman’s part, opposite Martin, who flies out from England to play the male lead.The mind-boggling end of Susan Choi’s Trust Exercise, explained|Constance Grady|November 20, 2020|Vox
Einstein’s revolution, Pauli pointed out, merged space and time into a single entity—space-time—not opposites.The Synchronicity of Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung - Issue 93: Forerunners|Paul Halpern|November 18, 2020|Nautilus
Repeat with the opposite arm and leg, keeping your hips and shoulders square.
“The dogma is completely opposite than what you would expect,” said Malik.A key to the mystery of fast-evolving genes was found in ‘junk DNA’|Monique Brouillette|November 16, 2020|Science News
Rotating it by 120 or 240 degrees, or reflecting it across the line from each corner to the midpoint of the opposite side, or doing nothing, all leave the triangle looking the same as before.
If the streams are oppositely directed the wires repel each other.
Magnets attract only when their poles are reversed, or when they are oppositely electrified, and suns and planets do the same.The Universe a Vast Electric Organism|George Woodward Warder
Our stream from the battery causes this oppositely directed stream.
If the two bodies were oppositely electrified they would exert attractions upon each other.Popular scientific lectures|Ernst Mach
This helps my theories to find entrance into the most oppositely constituted minds.Legends|August Strindberg
British Dictionary definitions for opposite
- (of leaves, flowers, etc) arranged in pairs on either side of the stem
- (of parts of a flower) arranged opposite the middle of another part
- (of two vertices or sides in an even-sided polygon) separated by the same number of vertices or sides in both a clockwise and anticlockwise direction
- (of a side in a triangle) facing a specified angleAbbreviation: opp