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Definition of Contradiction
ContradictionContradiction 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
2. Direct opposition or repugnancy; inconsistency;
incongruity or contrariety; one who, or that which, is
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.
Both parts of a contradiction can not possibly be
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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