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Contra British & World English

A member of a guerrilla force in Nicaragua which opposed the left-wing Sandinista government 1979–90, and was supported by the US for much of that time

Contra New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

opponent of the Nicaraguan Sandinista government 1979–90

contra- British & World English

Against; opposite

contra mundum British & World English

Defying or opposing everyone else

contra proferentem British & World English

(Of the interpretation of an ambiguous contract) against the party which proposed or drafted the contract or clause

per contra British & World English

On the other hand

contra mundum New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

defying or opposing everyone else

contra-rotating British & World English

Rotating in the opposite direction or in opposite directions, especially about the same shaft

contra-suggestible British & World English

Tending to respond to a suggestion by believing or doing the contrary

contrabass British & World English

another term for double bass.

contraflow British & World English

A temporary arrangement where traffic on a road is transferred from its usual side to share the other half of the carriageway with traffic moving in the opposite direction

contrabassoon British & World English

Another term for double bassoon.

contrafactual British & World English

Another term for counterfactual.

contradistinction British & World English

Distinction made by contrasting the different qualities of two things

Irangate British & World English

A US political scandal of 1987 involving the covert sale by the US of arms to Iran. The proceeds of the arms sales were used by officials to give arms to the anti-communist Contras in Nicaragua, despite Congressional prohibition. Also called Iran-Contra affair or scandal

Iran-Contra affair in Irangate British & World English

A US political scandal of 1987 involving the covert sale by the US of arms to Iran. The proceeds of the arms sales were used by officials to give arms to the anti-communist Contras in Nicaragua, despite Congressional prohibition. Also called Iran-Contra affair or scandal