Contradiction

Definition of Contradiction

Con`tra`dic´tion
n.1.An assertion of the contrary to what has been said or affirmed; denial of the truth of a statement or assertion; contrary declaration; gainsaying.
His fair demands
Shall be accomplished without contradiction.
- Shak.
2.Direct opposition or repugnancy; inconsistency; incongruity or contrariety; one who, or that which, is inconsistent.
can he make deathless death? That were to make
Strange contradiction.
- Milton.
We state our experience and then we come to a manly resolution of acting in contradiction to it.
- Burke.
Both parts of a contradiction can not possibly be true.
- Hobbes.
Of contradictions infinite the slave.
- Wordsworth.
Principle of contradiction
(Logic) the axiom or law of thought that a thing cannot be and not be at the same time, or a thing must either be or not be, or the same attribute can not at the same time be affirmed and and denied of the same subject; also called the law of the excluded middle.

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