the act of contradicting; gainsaying or opposition.
assertion of the contrary or opposite; denial.
a statement or proposition that contradicts or denies another or itself and is logically incongruous.
direct opposition between things compared; inconsistency.
a contradictory act, fact, etc.

1350–1400; Middle English contradiccioun (< Anglo-French) < Latin contrādictiōn- (stem of contrādictiō). See contradict, -ion

intercontradiction, noun Unabridged
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contradiction (ˌkɒntrəˈdɪkʃən)
1.  the act of going against; opposition; denial
2.  a declaration of the opposite or contrary
3.  a statement that is at variance with itself (often in the phrase a contradiction in terms)
4.  conflict or inconsistency, as between events, qualities, etc
5.  a person or thing containing conflicting qualities
6.  logic a statement that is false under all circumstances; necessary falsehood

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from L. contradictionem, from contradicere, in classical L. contra dicere "to speak against," from contra "against" + dicere "to speak" (see diction).
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Example sentences
It also speaks to the supposed contradiction of the bird singing in the midst
  of its struggle.
Be careful not to let amiable discussion turn into contradiction and argument.
It is not for the diffusion of truth, but for the spreading of contradiction.
But this contradiction increasingly defines the conditions of our lives beyond
  the virtual world.
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