Contraposition

Definition of Contraposition

Con´tra`po`si´tion
n.1.A placing over against; opposite position.
2.(Logic) A so-called immediate inference which consists in denying the original subject of the contradictory predicate; e. g.: Every S is P; therefore, no Not-P is S.

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