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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcontradictioncon‧tra‧dic‧tion /ˌkɒntrəˈdɪkʃən $ ˌkɑːn-/ ●●○ AWL noun  1 [countable]DIFFERENT a difference between two statements, beliefs, or ideas about something that means they cannot both be true apparent contradictions in the defendant’s testimonycontradiction between a contradiction between the government’s ideas and its actual policy2 [uncountable]DISAGREE the act of saying that someone else’s opinion, statement etc is wrong or not true You can say what you like without fear of contradiction.3 a contradiction in terms4 in (direct) contradiction to something
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contradictionThis, it would appear on the surface, is one hell of a contradiction.These factors are conflicts and contradictions within the set of duties.His speech was full of lies and contradictions.America is a society rich in contradiction.There were too many internal contradictions which prevented the different constituencies from working effectively together.Gage is a man of contradictions: a vegetarian who owns a cattle ranch.But Rousseau's blueprint contains its own contradiction.The capability for reasoning becomes increasingly logical and less subject to influence by apparent perceptual contradictions.The contradiction between faith and knowledge is thus resolved.There is really no mystery about this contradiction.He has inverted the traditional precepts governing the photographic image, demonstrating the value of visual contradiction.contradiction betweenShe pointed out the contradiction between Wilson's statements and his votes in the Senate.fear of contradictionThat much we can take away from this latest close encounter with planet Nirvana without fear of contradiction.
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