A tenet or proposition contrary to received opinion; an assertion or sentiment seemingly contradictory, or opposed to common sense; that which in appearance or terms is absurd, but yet may be true in fact.
Something that is true although its opposite is also true.
is a contradiction which at first seems irreconcilable, but with deeper reflection proves to be a truth. A paradox that is frequent in literature is birth in death which refers to the nature of the life cycle.
unusual, strange, anomalous ("paradoxus")
a statement that seems contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet is true.
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an unusual statement of truth through obvious contradiction.
A statement or situation which seems contradictory, as in, "One who loses her life shall find it."
A statement that seems to be self-contradicting but, in fact, is true. The figure in Donne's holy sonnet that concludes I never shall be "chaste except you ravish me" is a good example of the device.
a contradiction, beyond the contradiction in terms that is an oxymoron. "We fucked until we were virgins." While this seems quite paradoxical, the reader may figure out that what is meant is that the parties exhausted their sexual desire and then related to each other as innocents would.
As used in economics, it seems to mean something unexpected, rather than the more extreme normal meaning of something seemingly impossible. Some paradoxes are just theoretical results that go against what one thinks of as normal. Others, like the Leontief paradox, are empirical findings that seem to contradict theoretical predictions.
n. a statement that seems absurd or self-contradictory, but which turns out to have a believable and coherent meaning. For example, "Water, water, everywhere, and not a drop to drink" is a paradox.
a statement that seems contradictory but that actually makes some kind of sense
(logic) a self-contradiction; "`I always lie' is a paradox because if it is true it must be false"
a chain of reasoning that goes from obviously true statements in an obviously logical way to an equally obviously false statement
a contradiction, which in reality is true
a contradiction which retains its truthfulness
a creature that consists of a structure (how it is defined, the dynamic process on its way to stabilization) that contradicts its significance (what it is, the stabilized entity)
a form of self-contradiction
a kind of contradiction, where one derives from certain premises the falsity of those premises
a logical statement that is neither true nor false (such as ThisStatementIsFalse )
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an absurd truth that derives a repugnant conclusion from an unquestionable set of premises
an apparently true statement or group of statements that seems to involve an unexpected
an apparently true statement or group of statements that seems to lead to a contradiction or
an apparently true statement or group of statements thatseems to lead to a contradiction or to a situation that defies intuition
an apparently true statement that seems to lead to a logical self-contradiction, or to a situation that contradicts common intuition
an argument that derives self-contradictory conclusions by valid deduction from acceptable premises
an assertion that is essentially self-contradictory, though based on a valid deduction from acceptable premises
an expression of terms containing what might seem an absurdity or contrary to normal opinion
an idea or situation that appears to contradict itself but that is nevertheless true
an idea which appears to be in contradiction on the surface, but in harmony at deeper levels of understanding
an situation which seems to be illogical based on the assumptions of the examiner
a question or argument that seems to have too many answers
a seeming contradiction, and Jesus was fond of using them
a seemingly contradiction
a seemingly contradictory sentiment
a "seemingly contradictory statement that may nonetheless be true
a seemingly fallacious result whose oddity is due more to misperception than to a misleading argument (see, for example, Fibonacci Bamboozlement
a seeming opposite, or something that is not as it seems or it is something that is not as commonly thought to be
a self-contradictory or absurd-sounding statement (or one that seems contrary to popular opinion) that may nevertheless be true
a self-contradictory or counter-intuitive statement or argument
a self contradictory statement which conflicts the notion of what is possible
a self-referential, cycle of statements of a vicious nature
a set of true propositions that lead to a contradiction
a situation in which contradictory situations exist simultaneously
a situation in which true statements or observations apparently contradict each other
a situation that causes contradiction by improper assumption
a situation where a supposedly valid chain of reasoning is performed and yet you end up with a conclusion that cannot be true
a statement containing two diametrically opposite ideas, such as sleeping and waking, that ultimately join together in one meaning
a statement of apparent truth with seemingly contradictory components
a statement or concept that contains conflicting ideas
a statement or situation containing apparently contradictory or incompatible elements
a statement or situation that contradicts itself
a statement or situation with seemingly contradictory or incompatible components
a statement, proposition, or situation that 'seems' to be absurd or contradictory
a statement seemingly contrary to common sense, yet possibly true
a statement that contains seemingly contradictory elements or appears contradictory to common sense, yet can be true when viewed from another angle
a statement that is apparently contradictory
a statement that may be true, but seems to say two different things
a statement that may be true, but somehow contradicts itself
a statement that seems contradictory but is nonetheless true
a statement that seems contradictory to common belief
a statement that seems to be both untrue and true at the same time
a statement that seems to be contradictory but also reveals a truth
a statement that seems to contradict itself, but is in fact true
a statement that seems to say two opposite things are true
a statement that simultaneously contradicts itself and makes sense
a statement which contains apparently opposing or incongrous elements which, when read together, turn out to make sense
a strange statement that appears to contradict itself
a truth standing on its head to get our attention
A statement that seems contradictory, unbelievable, or absurd. example- "The smileóagain radiant, blatantly artificialóconvincing." F. Scott Fitzgerald
An argument or opinion that is contradictory but true. For instance, "You have to be cruel to be kind."
an expression that shows a contrast between what is said and what is meant. The comparison may be absurd at first but does convey a certain truth. Example, cold war.
statement that seems to be contradictory or ridiculous but is actually quite true
A statement that seems contradictory or absurd but is actually valid or true. [more
(Gk. para 'side' + dokein 'to think, seem', i.e., 'other than what you expect' ¦ü«D¦Ó¬O): An apparently untrue or self-contradictory statement or circumstance that proves true upon reflection or when examined in another light.
A contradictory statement that is or may be true. For example: The pen is mightier than the sword.
An apparent contradiction. For example, "She was only truly happy when her life was in crisis." A paradox is a great way to open a story since it makes a statement that cannot be true, or so we think, but the story can show how true the statement really is.
a figure of speech in which an apparent contradiction contains a truth
That which is true, but not conventionally logical: for example, that a virgin could bear a Son and yet remain a virgin, as did Mary; or that God can be One, yet three Persons. The Christian faith is full of paradoxes, because our intellect is not sufficient to comprehend the mind of God (see Is. 55:8, 9).
a statement that appears to contradict itself or be absurd but that may be true. Emily Dickinsonâ€™s statement, "Much madness is divinest sense" is an example.
Two differing or opposing truths that are perceived as true simultaneously.
a statement that seems contradictory but is at the same time profoundly logical. It may be used to emphasize a particular theme or idea. Example: "So foul and so fair a day I have not seen."
A paradox is a statement that appears to be self-contradictory or contrary to expectations. A paradox also is known as an antinomy.
A statement that seems to contradict itself, but, in fact, reveals some element of truth. A special kind of paradox is the oxymoron, which brings together two contradictory terms. For example, cruel kindness and brave fear.
A statement which seems on its face to be self-contradictory or absurd but yet turns out to make good sense.
A sentence which contradicts itself. (Ex.: This statement is false.)
a statement that seems contradictory but may actually be true, such as "That I may rise and stand, o'erthrow me" in Donne's "Batter My Heart."
the first new P of marketing. It is a statement or proposition which, on the face of it, seems self-contradictory, absurd and at variance with common sense, but which upon investigation may prove to be well founded or essentially true. (p. 84)
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is a situation or a statement that seems to contradict itself, but on closer inspection, does not. Example: Paradoxes are often given by the witches in Macbeth in their fortunes and speeches. The witches say that, "fair is foul and foul is fair." This is obviously a paradox but proves to be true by the end of the play as many of the fair predictions of the witches turn foul for Macbeth.
a statement that seems to be ridiculous or contradictory, but that is also true nonetheless.
A statement that appears to contradict itself, for example, suggesting a solution which is actually impossible.
An assertion that seems self-contradictory or opposed to common sense.
an apparent contradiction. e.g. Riches make men miserable. (One would normally assume that wealth would bring happiness, rather than misery.)
Two seemingly contradictory statements or propositions, which once resolved explain or reveal a more fundamental truth.
Seemingly absurd statement which, on closer examination, reveals an important truth e.g. Wordsworth's ' The child is father of the man'.
The dynamics of inferring the then from the if and vice versa, where the if and the then are opposites or almost opposites. The contradiction between structure and significance that lead to each other.
A statement that seems contradictory but that may actually be true: "darkness visible," wise fool.
A paradox (Gk: Ï€Î±ÏÎ¬Î´Î¿Î¾Î¿Ï‚, "aside belief") is an apparently true statement or group of statements that leads to a contradiction or a situation which defies intuition. Typically, either the statements in question do not really imply the contradiction, the puzzling result is not really a contradiction, or the premises themselves are not all really true or cannot all be true together. The word paradox is often used interchangeably and wrongly with contradiction; but whereas a contradiction asserts its own opposite, many paradoxes do allow for resolution of some kind.