subcontrary

noun
sub·​con·​trary | \ ˌsəb-ˈkän-ˌtrer-ē How to pronounce subcontrary (audio) \

Definition of subcontrary

: a proposition so related to another that though both may be true they cannot both be false

Other Words from subcontrary

subcontrary adjective

First Known Use of subcontrary

1657, in the meaning defined above

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“Subcontrary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subcontrary. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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