trilemma

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Etymology[edit]

Modelled on dilemma, replacing di-, two with tri-, three

Noun[edit]

trilemma ‎(plural trilemmas)

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  1. A circumstance in which a choice must be made between three options that seem equally undesirable.
  2. (logic) An argument containing three alternatives, jointly exhaustive either under any condition(s) or under all condition(s) consistent with the universe of discourse of that argument, that each imply the same conclusion.

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