alternative denial


Definition of alternative denial

: the complex proposition that denies that both of two propositions are true the alternative denial “not both p and q” is true if either or both of p and q are false — compare joint denial

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First Known Use of alternative denial

1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Alternative denial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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