Definition of Opponency

1. n. The act of opening an academical disputation; the proposition of objections to a tenet, as an exercise for a degree.



Definition of Opponency

1. Noun. (U.K.) The act of opening an academic disputation; the proposition of objections to a tenet, as an exercise for a degree. ¹

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Definition of Opponency

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Opponency

opped
oppidan
oppidans
oppilant
oppilate
oppilated
oppilates
oppilating
oppilation
oppilations
oppilative
opping
oppletion
oppo
opponencies
opponency (current term)
opponens
opponens digiti minimi
opponens pollicis
opponent
opponent colour
opponents
opportune
opportunely
opportuneness
opportunenesses
opportunism
opportunisms
opportunist
opportunistic

Literary usage of Opponency

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1. A History of the Study of Mathematics at Cambridge by Walter William Rouse Ball (1889)
"... as much as is ever given to a third opponency)—I've a first opponency for NoV ... a second opponency for NoV 19th under Lax against Gray of Peter-House. ..."

2. The Grey Friars in Oxford: Part I: A History of the Convent, Part II by Andrew George Little (1892)
"Two more years elapsed before he could become a ' respondent V Opposition or opponency and ... of two years or anything approaching it between opponency and ..."

3. Munimenta Academica by University of Oxford (1868)
"Graduates in arts must have spent five years in study of theology, non-graduates seven before opponency; "the sentences" may not be read by graduates in ..."

4. Collection of Statutes for the University and the Colleges of Cambridge by Heywood, James, University of Cambridge (1840)
"And we will that he give pledge of this, in the presence of the master and proctors, by oath taken by himself, before he holds his opponency in the schools. ..."

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