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Noun: opinion  u'pin-yun [N. Amer], u'pi-nee-un [Brit]
  1. A personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
    "my opinion differs from yours";
    - sentiment, persuasion, view, thought
  2. A message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof
    "his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page";
    - view
  3. A belief or sentiment shared by most people; the voice of the people
    "he asked for a poll of public opinion";
    - public opinion, popular opinion, vox populi
  4. (law) the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision
    "opinions are usually written by a single judge";
    - legal opinion, judgment, judgement
  5. (law) the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)
    - ruling
  6. A vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    "his opinion of her was favourable";
    - impression, feeling, belief, notion

Derived forms: opinions

Type of: belief, content, idea, instrument, judgement, judgment, judicial decision, legal document, legal instrument, message, official document, subject matter, substance, thought

Encyclopedia: Opinion