Definitions for opposableəˈpoʊ zə bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

op•pos•a•bleəˈpoʊ zə bəl(adj.)

  1. capable of being opposed or resisted.

  2. able to be placed against something else:

    the opposable thumb of primates.

Origin of opposable:

1660–70

op•pos`a•bil′i•ty(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. opposable, apposable(adj)

    capable of being placed opposite to something

    "the thumb is opposable to the forefinger"

Wiktionary

  1. opposable(Adjective)

    Capable of being opposed or resisted.

  2. opposable(Adjective)

    Capable of being placed opposite something else.

    The thumb is opposable to the forefinger.

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