Contradiction

  • 1 Contradiction — contradiction …

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  • 2 contradiction — [ kɔ̃tradiksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • contradictïun v. 1120; lat. contradictio → contredire 1 ♦ Action de contredire qqn; échange d idées entre des personnes qui se contredisent. ⇒ contestation, démenti, dénégation, négation, objection, opposition,… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 3 contradiction — CONTRADICTION. s. f. Action de contredire, opposition aux sentimens et aux discours de quelqu un, discours par lequel on combat l avis d un autre. Cet avis a été reçu de tout le monde sans contradiction. Les grands n aiment pas la contradiction.… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 4 Contradiction — Con tra*dic tion, n. [L. contradictio answer, objection: cf. F. contradiction.] 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. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 contradiction — Contradiction. s. f. v. Opposition, contrarieté de sentiments. Cet avis a esté receu de tout le monde sans contradiction. les grands n aiment pas la contradiction. cela implique contradiction. On appelle, Esprit de contradiction, Un homme qui n… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 6 contradiction — I noun adverseness, antipathy, antithesis, assertion of the contrary, assertion of the opposite, conflict, conflicting evidence, confutation, contradistinction, contraindication, contraposition, contraries, contrariety, contrariness, contrary… …

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  • 7 contradiction — ► NOUN 1) a combination of statements, ideas, or features which are opposed to one another. 2) the statement of a position opposite to one already made. ● contradiction in terms Cf. ↑contradiction in terms …

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  • 8 Contradiction — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Thrash Metal Gründung 1989 Website http://www.contradiction.d …

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  • 9 contradiction — late 14c., from O.Fr. contradiction or directly from L. contradictionem (nom. contradictio) a reply, objection, counterargument, noun of action from pp. stem of contradicere, in classical L. contra dicere to speak against, from contra against… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 contradiction — [kän΄trə dik′shən] n. [ME contradiccioun < OFr contradiction < L contradictio] 1. a contradicting or being contradicted 2. a statement in opposition to another; denial 3. a condition in which things tend to be contrary to each other;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 contradiction — [n] variance to something bucking, conflict, confutation, contravention, defiance, denial, difference, disagreement, discrepancy, dispute, dissension, gainsaying, incongruity, inconsistency, negation, opposite, opposition; concepts 46,278,665 Ant …

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  • 12 contradiction — Contradiction, Contradictio …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 13 Contradiction — In classical logic, a contradiction consists of a logical incompatibility between two or more propositions. It occurs when the propositions, taken together, yield two conclusions which form the logical, usually opposite inversions of each other.… …

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  • 14 Contradiction — Une contradiction existe lorsque deux affirmations, idées, ou actions s excluent mutuellement. Être non contradictoire apparaît comme essentiel à toute personne soucieuse de découvrir ce qu est « la raison », et de ce que signifie pour… …

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  • 15 contradiction — (kon tra di ksion ; en poésie, de cinq syllabes) s. f. 1°   Action de contredire. Cet avis n a point éprouvé de contradiction.    Esprit de contradiction, disposition à contredire. Par esprit de contradiction. •   Son humeur noire lui donnait un… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 16 CONTRADICTION — s. f. Action de contredire ; opposition aux sentiments et aux discours de quelqu un ; discours par lequel on combat l avis d un autre. Cet avis a été reçu, a passé sans contradiction, n a point éprouvé de contradiction. Les grands n aiment pas la …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 17 contradiction — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, direct, flat ▪ blatant (esp. AmE), glaring, obvious ▪ basic, fundamental …

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  • 18 CONTRADICTION — n. f. Action de contredire quelqu’un. Il n’aime pas la contradiction. Esprit de contradiction, Disposition à contredire sans cesse. Il a l’esprit de contradiction. Il se rend insupportable par son esprit de contradiction. Il signifie encore… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 19 contradiction — n. 1) an apparent; basic; glaring; inherent contradiction 2) a contradiction between; to 3) in contradiction with 4) (misc.) a contradiction in terms * * * [ˌkɒntrə dɪkʃ(ə)n] basic glaring inherent contradiction to (misc.) a contradiction in… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 contradiction — con|tra|dic|tion [ ,kantrə dıkʃən ] noun count or uncount ** a difference in two or more statements, ideas, stories, etc. that makes it impossible for both or all of them to be true: They appeared unaware of the contradictions in their argument.… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English