noncontradiction

noun

non·​con·​tra·​dic·​tion ˌnän-ˌkän-trə-ˈdik-shən How to pronounce noncontradiction (audio)
: 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, 29 Oct. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of noncontradiction was in 1853

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“Noncontradiction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noncontradiction. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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