transitive verb con·tra·pose \ˈkän‧trəˌpōz\

Definition of contrapose


  1. 1 :  to set over against (as the thumb to the fingers)

  2. 2 logic :  to convert (a proposition) by contraposition

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Origin and Etymology of contrapose

Latin contrapositus, past participle of contraponere to place opposite — more at contraposition

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capable of being understood in two ways

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