Back-formation from contraposition.
contrapose (third-person singular simple present contraposes, present participle contraposing, simple past and past participle contraposed)
- (transitive, logic) To place in contraposition.
2005, Robert Malcolm Murray & Nebojsa Kujundzic, Critical Reflection: A Textbook for Critical Thinking, ISBN 0773528806, page 214:
- We certainly do not want to take our simple categorical statements and contrapose them into cumbersome natural language.
2006, Philosophy of Psychology and Cognitive Science, ISBN 0080466621, page 461:
- To contrapose an argument one swaps the conclusion with any one of the premisses and negates each of the swapped statements.
2015, Ernest Sosa, Judgment and Agency, ISBN 0198719698, page 120:
- But subjunctive conditionals do not contrapose, and we are misled into accepting a sensitivity condition by confusing it with a safety condition.
- (intransitive) To contrast with, or form an opposite to, something.
1999, Richard Lentz, Symbols, the News Magazines, and Martin Luther King, ISBN 0807125245, page 119:
- At such moments, King was contraposed against the more frightening threat, his symbolism making the radicalism of the other party all the more apparent.
2004, Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, Does the World Exist?: Plurisignificant Ciphering of Reality, ISBN 1402015178:
- In fact, whereas the term existence is contraposed to non-existence, the term factual or empirical is contraposed to essential;
- first-person singular present indicative of contraposer
- third-person singular present indicative of contraposer
- first-person singular present subjunctive of contraposer
- third-person singular present subjunctive of contraposer
- second-person singular imperative of contraposer