Contradictory propositions

Contradictory propositions
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  • Contradictory — Con tra*dict o*ry, n.; pl. {Contradictories}. 1. A proposition or thing which denies or opposes another; contrariety. [1913 Webster] It is common with princes to will contradictories. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. (Logic) propositions with the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • contradictory — adj. 1 expressing a denial or opposite statement. 2 (of statements etc.) mutually opposed or inconsistent. 3 (of a person) inclined to contradict. 4 Logic (of two propositions) so related that one and only one must be true. Derivatives:… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Doubt — • A state in which the mind is suspended between two contradictory propositions and unable to assent to either of them Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Doubt     Doubt      …   Catholic encyclopedia

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