contradictio in adjecto

noun

con·​tra·​dic·​tio in ad·​jec·​to
ˌkän‧trəˈdiktē(ˌ)ōˌinädˈyek(ˌ)tō,
-ˈdikshē(ˌ)ōˌinaˈjek-
plural contradictiones in adjecto
ˌ⸗⸗ˌ⸗⸗ˈōˌnēz-
: contradiction in terms

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, literally, contradiction in what is added

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“Contradictio in adjecto.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/contradictio%20in%20adjecto. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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