1. [ noun ] opposition between two conflicting forces or ideas
Related terms: opposition dialectic
2. [ noun ] (logic) a statement that is necessarily false
Synonyms: contradiction_in_terms

"the statement `he is brave and he is not brave' is a contradiction"

Related terms: falsehood paradox antinomy logic
3. [ noun ] the speech act of contradicting someone

"he spoke as if he thought his claims were immune to contradiction"

Related terms: negation contradict
Similar spelling:   contradict