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contradiction

[kon-truh-dik-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of contradicting; gainsaying or opposition.
2.
assertion of the contrary or opposite; denial.
3.
a statement or proposition that contradicts or denies another or itself and is logically incongruous.
4.
direct opposition between things compared; inconsistency.
5.
a contradictory act, fact, etc.

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

intercontradiction, noun
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contradiction (ˌkɒntrəˈdɪkʃən)
 
n
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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contradiction
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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