contradiction definition

  • noun:
    • The work of contradicting.
    • The state to be contradicted.
    • A denial.
    • Inconsistency; discrepancy.
    • something which includes contradictory elements.
    • The work of contradicting.
    • A statement that contradicts itself.
    • a logical incompatibility among a couple of elements or propositions
    • (countable) A proposition which false for several values of their factors.
    • An assertion of the despite just what has been said or affirmed; denial of the truth of a statement or assertion; contrary statement; gainsaying.
    • Direct resistance or repugnancy; inconsistency; incongruity or contrariety; person who, or that which, is inconsistent.
    • An assertion of direct opposite as to what is stated or affirmed; denial; contrary declaration.
    • Opposition, whether by debate or conduct.
    • Direct, resistance or repugnancy; absolute inconsistency; particularly, the relation of two propositions which are so compared that one must be false and another must certanly be real.
    • Figuratively, someone who or anything that is self-contradictory or contradictory.
    • resistance between two conflicting causes or ideas
    • the speech act of contradicting some one
    • (reasoning) a statement that is fundamentally false

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