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contradictory


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contradictory  \Con`tra*dict"o*ry\,  a.  [LL.  contradictorius:  cf 
  F.  contradictoire.] 
  1.  Affirming  the  contrary;  implying  a  denial  of  what  has  been 
  asserted;  also  mutually  contradicting;  inconsistent. 
  ``Contradictory  assertions.''  --South. 
 
  2.  Opposing  or  opposed;  repugnant. 
 
  Schemes  .  .  .  contradictory  to  common  sense 
  --Addisn. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contradictory  \Con`tra*dict"o*ry\,  n.;  pl  {Contradictories}. 
  1.  A  proposition  or  thing  which  denies  or  opposes  another; 
  contrariety. 
 
  It  is  common  with  princes  to  will  contradictories. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  pl  (Logic)  propositions  with  the  same  terms,  but  opposed 
  to  each  other  both  in  quality  and  quantity. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  contradictory 
  adj  1:  of  words  so  related  that  both  cannot  be  true  and  both  cannot 
  be  false;  "`perfect'  and  `imperfect'  are  contradictory 
  terms" 
  2:  that  confounds  or  contradicts  or  confuses  [syn:  {confounding}] 
  3:  in  disagreement;  "the  figures  are  at  odds  with  our 
  findings";  "contradictory  attributes  of  unjust  justice  and 
  loving  vindictiveness"-  John  Morley  [syn:  {at  odds(p)},  {conflicting}, 
  {self-contradictory}] 
  4:  unable  to  be  both  true  at  the  same  time  [syn:  {mutually 
  exclusive}] 
  n  :  two  propositions  are  contradictories  if  both  cannot  be  true 
  (or  both  cannot  be  false)  at  the  same  time 




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