non·​con·​tra·​dic·​tion | \ ˌnän-ˌkän-trə-ˈdik-shən How to pronounce noncontradiction (audio) \

Definition of noncontradiction

: absence of logical contradiction … the law of noncontradiction, which states that contradictory propositions cannot both be true at the same time and in the same sense.— Pat Zukeran

Examples of noncontradiction in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Anti-Semitism defies the law of noncontradiction, and that’s nothing new: Jews have been persecuted and blamed for both capitalism and communism. Eliora Katz, WSJ, "The Old Anti-Semitism in the New World," 29 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of noncontradiction

1853, in the meaning defined above

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“Noncontradiction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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