law of contradiction

Definition of law of contradiction

: a principle in logic: a thing cannot at the same time both be and not be of a specified kind (as a table and not a table) or in a specified manner (as red or not red)

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“Law of contradiction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/law%20of%20contradiction. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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