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

Words differently arranged have a different meaning, and meanings differently arranged have different effects.
Blaise Pascal