contradictio in adjecto

noun con·tra·dic·tio in ad·jec·to \ˌkän‧trəˈdiktē(ˌ)ōˌinädˈyek(ˌ)tō, -ˈdikshē(ˌ)ōˌinaˈjek-\

Definition of contradictio in adjecto

plural

contradictiones in adjecto

  1. :  contradiction in terms

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Origin and Etymology of contradictio in adjecto

New Latin, literally, contradiction in what is added


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