Definition of opposition research in English:

opposition research

Line breaks: op¦pos|ition re|search

noun

[mass noun] US
  • Investigation into the dealings of political opponents, typically in order to discredit them publicly: opposition research may be a bit too confrontational in the normal course of a campaign but completely appropriate as a response to an attack
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    • Admittedly, much of what one "knows" about candidates comes from opposition research.
    • The gathering, use, and online storage of opposition research is nothing new.
    • Lengthy primary battles result in competing candidates essentially digging up and airing free opposition research for the other party.

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