1 antagonistic or inimical; hostile
2 unfavourable to one's interests
3 contrary or opposite in direction or position
4 (of leaves, flowers, etc.) facing the main stem Compare →
2 (C14: from Latin adversus opposed to, hostile, from advertere to turn towards, from ad- to, towards + vertere to turn)
n (Property law) the occupation or possession of land by a person not legally entitled to it. If continued unopposed for a period specifed by law, such occupation extinguishes the title of the rightful owner
adverse pressure gradient
n (Aerodynamics) an increase of pressure in the direction of flow
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