Associations to the word «Contradiction»


CONTRADICTION, noun. (uncountable) The act of contradicting.
CONTRADICTION, noun. (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.
CONTRADICTION, noun. (countable) a logical incompatibility among two or more elements or propositions
CONTRADICTION, noun. (logic) (countable) A proposition that is false for all values of its variables.
CONTRADICTION IN TERMS, noun. A phrase or expression in which the component words contradict one another, often unintentionally, or are claimed to do so when seen from a particular point of view.

Dictionary definition

CONTRADICTION, noun. Opposition between two conflicting forces or ideas.
CONTRADICTION, noun. (logic) a statement that is necessarily false; "the statement `he is brave and he is not brave' is a contradiction".
CONTRADICTION, noun. The speech act of contradicting someone; "he spoke as if he thought his claims were immune to contradiction".

Wise words

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.