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EtymologyEdit

From Old French contradiction, from Latin contrādictiō, from contrādīcō(speak against).

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contradiction ‎(countable and uncountable, plural contradictions)

  1. (uncountable) The act of contradicting.
    His contradiction of the proposal was very interesting.
  2. (countable) A statement that contradicts itself, i.e., a statement that makes a claim that the same thing is true and that it is false at the same time and in the same senses of the terms.
    There is a contradiction in Clarence Page's statement that a woman should have the right to choose and decide for herself whether to have an abortion, and at the same time she should not have that right.
    There is a contradiction in what you say - she can't be both married and single.
  3. (countable) a logical incompatibility among two or more elements or propositions
    Marx believed that the contradictions of capitalism would lead to socialism.
  4. (logic, countable) A proposition that is false for all values of its variables.

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  • (proposition that is false for all values of its variables): tautology

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin contradictio.

NounEdit

contradiction f ‎(plural contradictions)

  1. contradiction

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