- 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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In either case, you would get the opposite of the correct direction.
Tatum let Ennis set his screen and cut to the opposite side of the court, and Tatum barely moved.
The departing stars form two long tails — each hundreds of light-years long — streaming out of opposite sides of the cluster.Milky Way’s tidal forces are shredding a nearby star cluster|Ken Croswell|August 18, 2020|Science News For Students
Do three reps total, then switch your stance so your opposite leg is forward.Prevent Overuse Climbing Injuries with These Exercises|Hayden Carpenter|August 8, 2020|Outside Online
At the opposite end of the spectrum are teams that had terrible 60-game stretches totally uncharacteristic of the rest of their season.Bad Teams May Be Posing As Good Teams In A 60-Game Baseball Season|Neil Paine (firstname.lastname@example.org)|August 7, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Any list of his conspicuous qualities turns out to be a recitation of opposites.
Shaked spoke in these generalities initially—referring to two sets of people, two polar opposites on a pendulum.Knesset Member Walks Back On Facebook Post Calling Palestinian Kids ‘Little Snakes’|Gideon Resnick|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Really, though, the American Atheist convention in Salt Lake City is not a clash of opposites.
For one thing, it sounds like it has to do “dark matter,” but they are almost complete opposites.Using Black Holes to Measure Dark Energy, Like a BOSS|Matthew R. Francis|April 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In classic TV style, this pair of oddballs proves that opposites really do attract.‘Sleepy Hollow’ Is TV’s Craziest, Most Over-the-Top New Show ... And You Should Watch It|Amy Zimmerman|October 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Ever since the world began, the inexplicable attraction which opposites have for each other has been admitted.
The extreme ends or the heads of the needles must be opposites, the head of one negative and the head of the other positive.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
They rose at flies which were the exact opposites of each other in size, character, and colour.Angling Sketches|Andrew Lang
Benefits and wrongs are opposites; a slave can bestow a benefit upon his master, if he can receive a wrong from his master.
But by some mysterious law of opposites, as she went down the pail went up.The Gentle Art of Cooking Wives|Elizabeth Strong Worthington
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