sub·​con·​trary ˌsəb-ˈkän-ˌtrer-ē How to pronounce subcontrary (audio)
: a proposition so related to another that though both may be true they cannot both be false
subcontrary adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1657, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subcontrary was in 1657

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“Subcontrary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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