Meaning of opinion

o•pin•ion

Pronunciation: (u-pin'yun), [key]
— n.
  1. a belief or judgment that rests on grounds insufficient to produce complete certainty.
  2. a personal view, attitude, or appraisal.
  3. the formal expression of a professional judgment: to ask for a second medical opinion.
  4. the formal statement by a judge or court of the reasoning and the principles of law used in reaching a decision of a case.
  5. a judgment or estimate of a person or thing with respect to character, merit, etc.: to forfeit someone's good opinion.
  6. a favorable estimate; esteem: I haven't much of an opinion of him.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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