contradiction

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Contradiction is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /ˌkɒntɹəˈdɪkʃən/, SAMPA: /%kQntr@"dIkS@n/
  • (US) IPA: /ˌkɑːntɹəˈdɪkʃən/, SAMPA: /%kA:ntr@"dIkS@n/

Noun[change]

Singular
contradiction

Plural
contradictions

  1. The act of contradicting.
    He says that he was not there that night: that was a contradiction of his previous statement.
  2. A statement which makes two (or more) claims which both cannot be true.
    There is a contradiction in saying that she is a widow who never married.