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opposite

1. Botany
a. (of leaves, flowers, etc.) arranged in pairs on either side of the stem
b. (of parts of a flower) arranged opposite the middle of another part
2. Maths
a. (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
b. (of a side in a triangle) facing a specified angle
3. Maths the side facing a specified angle in a right-angled triangle

Opposite

 

one of the two “conflicting” aspects of a concrete unity that constitute the two sides of a contradiction. Opposites are classified as external or internal. External opposites appear as the poles of a contradiction that presuppose and simultaneously exclude one another and yet exist relatively independently, for example, the proletariat and the bourgeoisie. Internal opposites negate each other but nonetheless exist with mutual penetration, for instance, the social nature of production and the private capitalist mode of appropriation.

opposite

[′äp·ə·zət]
(botany)
Located side by side.
Of leaves, being in pairs on an axis with each member separated from the other of the pair by half the circumference of the axis.
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The induced surface current in two inductive 'C'-shaped arms is oppositely wound and thus magnetic response is greatly weakened, which results in an almost net electric response.
Each stub is designed as the same structure, and they are located oppositely with respect to the horizontal centerline of the patch.
The overlapping of the diffuse layers on oppositely charged particles was found to increase with an increase in the amount of charge on the colloid particles and decrease with an increase in ionic strength of the systems (Li and Xu 2008).
They concluded that while the incidence of cutaneous melanoma on sun-exposed skin sites increased with decreasing latitude-moving north to south in the Northern Hemisphere and oppositely in the Southern Hemisphere--the incidence of vulvar melanoma followed the opposite latitudinal trend.
They concluded that while the incidence of cutaneous melanoma on sun-exposed skin sites increased with decreasing latitude--moving north to south in the Northern Hemisphere and oppositely in the Southern Hemisphere--the incidence of vulvar melanoma followed the opposite latitudinal trend.
To do this we shoot a charged bullet particle at a wall composed of fixed and similarly or oppositely charged particles (with gaps to mimic the presence of slits).
In addition, they determined that the energies of the highest occupied molecular orbitals change oppositely to those of the lowest unoccupied molecular orbitals at the [C.
These metals have stable ions in aqueous solution that are able to travel from the positive electrode (anode) and deposit on the oppositely charged negative electrode (cathode).
The applied voltage causes the fingers on one comb to become positively charged and the fingers on the other comb to become negatively charged, inducing an attraction between the oppositely charged fingers.
As ions move through the air, they are attracted to oppositely charged particles and surfaces.
Oppositely, for college students from historically oppressed racial groups, colleges and universities may represent the institutionalization of White culture, not necessarily reflecting their values nor rewarding their contributions.