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opposed

  
  
against, antagonistic, anti     (informal)   antipathetic, antithetical, at daggers drawn, averse, clashing, conflicting, contra     (informal)   contrary, dissentient, hostile, incompatible, inimical, in opposition, opposing, opposite  
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opposed

  
1       adj   If you are opposed to something, you disagree with it or disapprove of it.  
v-link ADJ to n/-ing   (=against)  
I am utterly opposed to any form of terrorism...     
2       adj   You say that two ideas or systems are opposed when they are opposite to each other or very different from each other.  
oft ADJ to n   (=opposite)  
...people with policies almost diametrically opposed to his own..., This was a straight conflict of directly opposed aims.     
3    You use as opposed to when you want to make it clear that you are talking about one particular thing and not something else.  
as opposed to      phrase   PHR group  
We ate in the restaurant, as opposed to the bistro.     

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exp.
Expression used to mean that you have provided fingerprints for all your fingers, thumbs included (i.e. 10 fingers), as opposed to having provided only two fingerprints.
[US];[Adm.] US gov. upon Visa requirement: "Have you been ten-printed?"
n.
participant-driven meeting with no predefined agenda as opposed to high-price, top-down and formal conferences
n.
a satisfactory compromise between two opposed things ; a course of action or state that is between two extremes
Ex: There were solid arguments for both sides and after hours of endless discussions, a happy medium that could satisfy each camp was still to be struck
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