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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OPPOSITELY

If the streams are oppositely directed the wires repel each other.

This is: Action and reaction are equal, or the mutual actions of any two bodies are always equal and oppositely directed.

Our stream from the battery causes this oppositely directed stream.

He found that the inner and outer armatures of his Leyden jars were oppositely electrified.

This action went on until the two conductors were strongly and oppositely charged.

The relative velocity determined at Potsdam for these oppositely flying masses amounted to 550 miles a second.

Oppositely, some of you are on what is known as the bow side, or with your oars on the side on which sits Boswell, the bow oar.

This helps my theories to find entrance into the most oppositely constituted minds.

Oppositely charged sols precipitate one another, the precipitate containing both colloids.

A harrow comprising two ranks of oppositely curved trailing teeth is especially popular in some countries.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "placed on the other side of (something)," from Old French oposite "opposite, contrary" (13c.), from Latin oppositus "standing against, opposed, opposite," past participle of opponere "set against" (see opponent). Meaning "contrary in nature or character" is from 1570s. As a noun from late 14c. As a preposition from 1758. As an adverb from 1817. Related: Oppositely.

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