contrariety

contrariety

[kon-truh-rahy-i-tee]
noun, plural contrarieties for 2.
1.
the quality or state of being contrary.
2.
something contrary or of opposite character; a contrary fact or statement.
3.
Logic. the relation between contraries.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English contrariete (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin contrārietās. See contrary, -ity

noncontrariety, noun, plural noncontrarieties.
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contrariety (ˌkɒntrəˈraɪətɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  opposition between one thing and another; disagreement
2.  an instance of such opposition; inconsistency; discrepancy
3.  logic the relationship between two contraries

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contrariety
late 14c., from O.Fr. contrarieté, from L.L. contrarietatem, noun of quality from contrarius (see contrary).
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