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Refutation vs. Contradiction

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Refutationnoun

An act of refuting or disproving; the disproving of an argument, opinion, testimony, doctrine or theory by argument or countervailing proof; evidence of falseness.

Contradictionnoun

The act of contradicting.

‘His contradiction of the proposal was very interesting.’;

Refutationnoun

A vocal answer to an attack on one's assertions.

Contradictionnoun

(countable) A statement that contradicts itself, i.e., a statement that makes a claim that the same thing is true and that it is false at the same time and in the same senses of the terms.

‘There is a contradiction in Clarence Page's statement that a woman should have the right to choose and decide for herself whether to have an abortion, and at the same time she should not have that right.’; ‘There is a contradiction in what you say: she can't be both married and single.’;

Refutationnoun

The act or process of refuting or disproving, or the state of being refuted; proof of falsehood or error; the overthrowing of an argument, opinion, testimony, doctrine, or theory, by argument or countervailing proof.

‘Same of his blunders seem rather to deserve a flogging than a refutation.’;

Contradictionnoun

(countable) A logical inconsistency among two or more elements or propositions.

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Refutationnoun

the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions;

‘his refutation of the charges was short and persuasive’; ‘in defense he said the other man started it’;

Contradictionnoun

A proposition that is false for all values of its variables.

Refutationnoun

any evidence that helps to establish the falsity of something

Contradictionnoun

An assertion of the contrary to what has been said or affirmed; denial of the truth of a statement or assertion; contrary declaration; gainsaying.

‘His fair demandsShall be accomplished without contradiction.’;

Refutationnoun

the act of determining that something is false

Contradictionnoun

Direct opposition or repugnancy; inconsistency; incongruity or contrariety; one who, or that which, is inconsistent.

‘can he make deathless death? That were to makeStrange contradiction.’; ‘We state our experience and then we come to a manly resolution of acting in contradiction to it.’; ‘Both parts of a contradiction can not possibly be true.’; ‘Of contradictions infinite the slave.’;

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Contradictionnoun

opposition between two conflicting forces or ideas

Contradictionnoun

(logic) a statement that is necessarily false;

‘the statement `he is brave and he is not brave' is a contradiction’;

Contradictionnoun

the speech act of contradicting someone;

‘he spoke as if he thought his claims were immune to contradiction’;

Contradiction

In traditional logic, a contradiction occurs when a proposition conflicts either with itself or established fact. It is often used as a tool to detect disingenuous beliefs and bias.

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