Principle of contradiction

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(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.

See also: Contradiction

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Thomas Aquinas' principle of contradiction which says that something cannot be affirmed and denied at the same time.
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