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Meaning of CONTRADICTION

Pronunciation:  `kântru'dikshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the speech act of contradicting someone; "he spoke as if he thought his claims were immune to contradiction"
  2. [n]  (logic) a statement that is necessarily false; "the statement `he is brave and he is not brave' is a contradiction"
  3. [n]  opposition between two conflicting forces or ideas
 

CONTRADICTION is a 13 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: contradiction in terms
 
 See Also: dialectic, false statement, falsehood, falsity, negation, oppositeness, opposition, paradox, untruth

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con`tra*dic"tion\, n. [L. contradictio answer,
objection: cf. F. contradiction.]
1. An assertion of the contrary to what has been said or
   affirmed; denial of the truth of a statement or assertion;
   contrary declaration; gainsaying.

         His fair demands Shall be accomplished without
         contradiction.                        --Shak.

2. Direct opposition or repugnancy; inconsistency;
   incongruity or contrariety; one who, or that which, is
   inconsistent.

         can be make deathless death? That were to make
         Strange contradiction.                --Milton.

         We state our experience and then we come to a manly
         resolution of acting in contradiction to it.
                                               --Burke.

         Both parts of a contradiction can not possibly be
         true.                                 --Hobbes.

         Of contradictions infinite the slave. --Wordsworth.

{Principle of contradiction} (Logic), the axiom or law of
   thought that a thing cannot be and not be at the same
   time, or a thing must either be or not be, or the same
   attribute can not at the same time be affirmed and and
   denied of the same subject.

Note: It develops itself in three specific forms which have
      been called the ``Three Logical Axioms.'' First, ``A is
      A.'' Second, ``A is not Not-A'' Third, ``Everything is
      either A or Not-A.''



 
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