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Noun: contradiction  ,kón-tru'dik-shun
  1. Opposition between two conflicting forces or ideas
  2. (logic) a statement that is necessarily false
    "the statement 'he is brave and he is not brave' is a contradiction";
    - contradiction in terms
  3. The speech act of contradicting someone
    "he spoke as if he thought his claims were immune to contradiction"

Derived forms: contradictions

Type of: falsehood, falsity, negation, oppositeness, opposition, untruth

Encyclopedia: Contradiction