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polar opposition


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. an opposition or contrast made by the existence of two opposite conceptions which are the extremes in a species, as white and black in colors; hence, as great an opposition or contrast as possible.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an opposition that can be graded between two extremes or poles


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