Definition of Subcontrary. Meaning of Subcontrary. Synonyms of Subcontrary
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Definition of Subcontrary
Subcontrary Sub*con"tra*ry, a.
1. Contrary in an inferior degree.
2. (Geom.) Having, or being in, a contrary order; -- said of
a section of an oblique cone having a circular base made
by a plane not parallel to the base, but so inclined to
the axis that the section is a circle; applied also to two
similar triangles when so placed as to have a common angle
at the vertex, the opposite sides not being parallel.
--Brande & C.
3. (Logic) Denoting the relation of opposition between the
particular affirmative and particular negative. Of these
both may be true and only one can be false.
SubcontrarySubcontrary Sub*con"tra*ry, n.; pl. Subcontraries. (Logic)
A subcontrary proposition; a proposition inferior or contrary
in a lower degree.
Meaning of Subcontrary from wikipedia
of the incorrect application
of the contrary, subcontrary
and subalternation relations
are syllogistic fallacies called illicit
- that the opposites
(which the medievals called
subcontraries, subcontrariae) can both be true, but they cannot
both be false.
- in mathematics
, the harmonic
mean (sometimes called
mean) is one of several kinds
. typically, it is
- similarly, the subcontrary relationship
is dissolved between
the existential statements
'some s is p' and 'some s is not p'. the former
- as the subcontrary
e and the subcontrary
a, the logical proposition apprehending partial quantity
an oblique cylinder
of the parallel circular sections subcontrary
to the series
- paraconsistent logic
s have been developed
for sub-contrary forming
operators. model-theoretic paraconsistent logicians often
- they can both be false, but cannot
both be true), and two subcontraries
i and o (i.e. they can both be true, but cannot
both be false)
- each other. propositions
be simultaneously false
(e.g. 'something is red' and 'something is not red') are said to be subcontraries.
true a related objection
is that 'negation' in paraconsistent logic
is not really negation
; it is merely