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con·tra·dic·tion

 (kŏn′trə-dĭk′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act or an instance of contradicting: the witness's contradiction of other testimony.
b. The state of being contradicted: a supervisor who cannot tolerate contradiction from any subordinate.
2.
a. An inconsistency or discrepancy: "Surprisingly few people saw a contradiction between freedom for whites and bondage for slaves" (Adam Hochschild).
b. Inconsistency; discrepancy: practices that are in contradiction to human rights.
3. One that contains elements that oppose or conflict with one another: The phrase "an unmarried husband" is a contradiction in terms.

contradiction

(ˌkɒntrəˈdɪkʃən)
n
1. the act of going against; opposition; denial
2. a declaration of the opposite or contrary
3. a statement that is at variance with itself (often in the phrase a contradiction in terms)
4. conflict or inconsistency, as between events, qualities, etc
5. a person or thing containing conflicting qualities
6. (Logic) logic a statement that is false under all circumstances; necessary falsehood

con•tra•dic•tion

(ˌkɒn trəˈdɪk ʃən)

n.
1. the act of contradicting.
2. assertion of the contrary or opposite; denial.
3. a statement or proposition that contradicts or denies another or itself and is logically incongruous.
4. direct opposition between things compared; inconsistency.
5. a contradictory act, fact, etc.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contradiction - opposition between two conflicting forces or ideascontradiction - opposition between two conflicting forces or ideas
oppositeness, opposition - the relation between opposed entities
dialectic - a contradiction of ideas that serves as the determining factor in their interaction; "this situation created the inner dialectic of American history"
2.contradiction - (logic) a statement that is necessarily false; "the statement `he is brave and he is not brave' is a contradiction"
logic - the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
antinomy - a contradiction between two statements that seem equally reasonable
paradox - (logic) a statement that contradicts itself; "`I always lie' is a paradox because if it is true it must be false"
falsehood, untruth, falsity - a false statement
3.contradiction - the speech act of contradicting someone; "he spoke as if he thought his claims were immune to contradiction"
negation - the speech act of negating
self-contradiction - contradicting yourself

contradiction

noun
1. conflict, inconsistency, contravention, incongruity, confutation They see no contradiction in using violence to bring about a religious state.
2. negation, opposite, denial, antithesis What he does is a contradiction of what he says.

contradiction

noun
2. A refusal to grant the truth of a statement or charge:
Law: traversal.
Translations
تَنَاقُضتَناقُض، تَعارُض، تَكْذيبتنقص
rozporsporkontradikceodporování
modsigelse
ristiriita
kontradikcija
ellentmondás
mótsögn
反駁
반박
motsigelsedementikontradiksjon
odporovanie
nasprotjeprotislovje
motsägelse
ความขัดแย้ง
sự mâu thuẫn

contradiction

[ˌkɒntrəˈdɪkʃən] Ncontradicción f
to be a contradiction in termsser contradictorio

contradiction

[ˌkɒntrəˈdɪkʃən] ncontradiction f
to be in contradiction with → contredire, être en contradiction avec contradiction in termscontradiction in terms [kɒntrəˌdɪkʃənɪnˈtɜːmz] ncontradiction f dans les termes

contradiction

nWiderspruch m(of zu); (= (act of) contradicting)Widersprechen nt; full of contradictionsvoller Widersprüchlichkeiten; to give a flat contradictioneinfach or rundheraus widersprechen (+dat)

contradiction

[ˌkɒntrəˈdɪkʃn] ncontraddizione f
to be in contradiction with → discordare con
contradiction in terms → contraddizione (in termini)

contradict

(kontrəˈdikt) verb
to say the opposite of; to argue or disagree with. It's unwise to contradict your boss.
ˌcontraˈdiction (-ʃən) noun
ˌcontraˈdictory adjective

contradiction

تَنَاقُض rozpor modsigelse Widerspruch αντίφαση contradicción ristiriita contradiction kontradikcija contraddizione 反駁 반박 tegenspraak motsigelse zaprzeczenie contradição противоречие motsägelse ความขัดแย้ง çelişki sự mâu thuẫn 矛盾

contradiction

n. contradicción, oposición.