opposable opposable

Definition(s):

  • (adj) capable of being placed opposite to something

Usage(s):

  1. That's because more than logic, morals and opposable thumbs, irony is the pass-card into the human family.
  2. The consequence: a whole new appreciation for the virtues of the opposable thumb.
  3. As man has worked up from the opposable thumb to the implosible bomb, he has learned endless ways to change his environment.

News

  • Snapcat: Because cats like selfies too?

    (Credit: Snapcat) "O brave new world, that has such felines in it!" Does your cat feel that a lack of opposable thumbs is seriously hindering its ability to be beautiful on the Internet? Never fear; Snapcat is here! The Android app is designed to let cats snap photos of themselves with their own paws. Following the principle of cats' fascination with laser pointers, it shows a dancing dot on ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: CNET

Quotes

  1. "Sometimes people call and tell us a moose is eating at their trash because they don't realize they're being negligent," Coltrane said. "It's a major problem, and it's really easy to keep a moose out of your trash. They don't have opposable...
    on Apr 6, 2008 By: John Coltrane Source: Anchorage Daily News (registration)

  2. Frieden said he supported a May 27 finding by the nation's financial regulator that the UBS unit "shall have to indemnify a UCI depositor according to its obligations as a Luxembourg depositary bank, subject to valid and opposable contractual...
    on Jun 5, 2009 By: Luc Frieden Source: Bloomberg

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