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diametrically opposed/opposite

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdiametrically opposed/oppositediametrically opposed/oppositeOPPOSITE/REVERSEcompletely different and opposite The two ideas are diametrically opposed. diametrically
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diametrically opposed/oppositeThe assumptions in the two systems are almost diametrically opposed.Furthermore, the lift generated will act in a diametrically opposite direction when the rotation of the cylinder is reversed.Therefore, introspection and self-observation are diametrically opposed in action and effect, and should never be confused one with another.In essence, the founding giants of the computer industry were diametrically opposed in both platform and product.It is clear that Guthrie and Linforth follow diametrically opposed methods and reach contradictory conclusions about the nature and existence of Orphism.To begin with, he was diametrically opposed to the economic ideas advocated by Adam Smith.A more recent image is diametrically opposed to this and emphasizes the affluence of later life.Its neighbouring census tract to the north exhibited diametrically opposite trends, suggesting that whilst one area improved another declined.The women hold diametrically opposed views on abortion.
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