reductio ad absurdum

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

reductio ad absurdum

  1. (mathematics, logic) The method of proving a statement by assuming the statement is false and, with that assumption, arriving at a blatant contradiction.

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

reductiō ad absurdum f (genitive reductiōnis ad absurdum); third declension

  1. reduction to the absurd

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular
nominative reductiō ad absurdum
genitive reductiōnis ad absurdum
dative reductiōnī ad absurdum
accusative reductiōnem ad absurdum
ablative reductiōne ad absurdum
vocative reductiō ad absurdum