Definition of Opposable in English :

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Opposable meaning in English

Meaning of Opposable in English

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Opposable

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Adjective

1. apposable, opposable

capable of being placed opposite to something

Example Sentences:
'the thumb is opposable to the forefinger'

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Opposable

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adjective
1. 
capable of being opposed
2. Also: apposable
(of the thumb of primates, esp man) capable of being moved into a position facing the other digits so as to be able to touch the ends of each
3. 
capable of being placed opposite something else

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Opposable

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adjective
1. 
that can be opposed
2. 
that can be placed opposite something else, as the thumb with each finger

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Opposable

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adj.
1. Possible to oppose or resist.
2. Capable of moving opposite to and touching one or more other digits of the same hand or foot in a way that allows grasping: The thumb is an opposable digit.

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