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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌkɒntɹəˈdɪkʃən/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˌkɑːntɹəˈdɪkʃən/
- Rhymes: -ɪkʃən
- (uncountable) The act of contradicting.
- His contradiction of the proposal was very interesting.
- (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.
- (countable) a logical incompatibility among two or more elements or propositions
- Marx believed that the contradictions of capitalism would lead to socialism.
- (logic, countable) A proposition that is false for all values of its variables.
- (proposition that is false for all values of its variables): tautology
act of contradicting
statement that contradicts itself
the logical incompatibility of opposing elements
proposition that is false for all values of its variables
contradiction f (plural contradictions)