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Contradiction

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Noun

1. contradiction

opposition between two conflicting forces or ideas

2. contradiction, contradiction in terms

(logic) a statement that is necessarily false

Example Sentences:
'the statement he is brave and he is not brave' is a contradiction'

3. contradiction

the speech act of contradicting someone

Example Sentences:
'he spoke as if he thought his claims were immune to contradiction'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Contradiction

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noun
1. 
the act of going against; opposition; denial
2. 
a declaration of the opposite or contrary
3. 
a statement that is at variance with itself (often in the phrase a contradiction in terms)
4. 
conflict or inconsistency, as between events, qualities, etc
5. 
a person or thing containing conflicting qualities
6. logic
a statement that is false under all circumstances; necessary falsehood

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Contradiction

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noun
1. 
a contradicting or being contradicted
2. 
a statement in opposition to another; denial
3. 
a condition in which things tend to be contrary to each other; inconsistency; discrepancy
4. 
a person, thing, or statement having contradictory elements or qualities

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Contradiction

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n.
1.
a. The act or an instance of contradicting: the witness's contradiction of other testimony.
b. The state of being contradicted: a supervisor who cannot tolerate contradiction from any subordinate.
2.
a. An inconsistency or discrepancy: "Surprisingly few people saw a contradiction between freedom for whites and bondage for slaves" (Adam Hochschild).
b. Inconsistency; discrepancy: practices that are in contradiction to human rights.
3. One that contains elements that oppose or conflict with one another: The phrase "an unmarried husband" is a contradiction in terms.

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