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contradiction

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An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought.
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From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] contradictionem, from contradicere.

Noun

Singular
contradiction

Plural
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contradiction (-)
  1. (uncountable) The act of contradicting.
    His contradiction of the proposal was very interesting.
  2. (countable) A statement that contradicts itself.
    There is a contradiction in what you say - she can't be both married and single.
  3. (logic) (countable) A proposition that is false for all values of its variables.

Antonyms

  • (proposition that is false for all values of its variables): tautology

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