antinomic

antinomy

[an-tin-uh-mee]
noun, plural antinomies.
1.
opposition between one law, principle, rule, etc., and another.
2.
Philosophy. a contradiction between two statements, both apparently obtained by correct reasoning.

Origin:
1585–95; < Latin antinomia < Greek antinomía a contradiction between laws. See anti-, -nomy

antinomic [an-ti-nom-ik] , antinomical, adjective
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antinomy (ænˈtɪnəmɪ)
 
n , pl -mies
1.  opposition of one law, principle, or rule to another; contradiction within a law
2.  philosophy contradiction existing between two apparently indubitable propositions; paradox
 
[C16: from Latin antinomia, from Greek: conflict between laws, from anti- + nomos law]
 
antinomic
 
adj
 
anti'nomically
 
adv

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antinomy
1590s, "contradiction in the laws," from L. antinomia, from Gk. antinomia "ambiguity in the law," from anti- "against" + nomos "law" (see numismatics). As a term in logic, from 1802 (Kant).
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