noun see opposable

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  • Opposability — Op*pos a*bil i*ty, n. The condition or quality of being opposable. [1913 Webster] In no savage have I ever seen the slightest approach to opposability of the great toe, which is the essential distinguishing feature of apes. A. R. Wallace. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • opposability — See opposable. * * * …   Universalium

  • opposability — É™ pəʊzÉ™ bɪlÉ™tɪ n. ability to oppose; opportunity to oppose …   English contemporary dictionary

  • opposability — op·pos·abil·i·ty …   English syllables

  • opposability — əˌpōzəˈbiləd.ē, lətē, i noun : the quality or state of being opposable …   Useful english dictionary

  • opposable — opposability, n. /euh poh zeuh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being placed opposite to something else: the opposable thumb of primates. 2. capable of being resisted, fought, or opposed. [1660 70; OPPOSE + ABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • Thumb — For other uses, see Thumb (disambiguation). Thumb The Thumb. Latin pollex, digitus primus, digitus I Artery …   Wikipedia

  • opposable — adjective Date: circa 1812 1. capable of being opposed or resisted 2. capable of being placed against one or more of the remaining digits of a hand or foot < the opposable human thumb > • opposability noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Struthiomimus — Taxobox name = Struthiomimus fossil range = Late Cretaceous image width = 250px image caption = Illustration of Struthiomimus altus regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Sauropsida superordo = Dinosauria ordo = Saurischia subordo =… …   Wikipedia

  • Sources of international law — are the materials and processes out of which the rules and principles regulating the international community are developed. They have been influenced by a range of political and legal theories. During the 19th century, it was recognised by legal… …   Wikipedia

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