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- n. The heightening of the force of an opposing process
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Opposition by which the quality opposed asquires strength; resistance or reaction roused by opposition or by the action of an opposite principle or quality.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Antagonism of natural qualities, as of light and darkness, heat and cold; specifically, opposition of contrary qualities by which one or both are intensified, or the intensification so produced.
- n. In rhetoric, a figure consisting in granting what an opponent states as fact, but denying his inference therefrom.
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