Paradox : Definition


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Definitions of Paradox

Pronunciation : Par`a*dox
Part of Speech : n.;
Etymology : [F. paradoxe, L. paradoxum, fr. Gr. Para-, and Dogma.]
Definition : Defn: A tenet or proposition contrary to received opinion; an assertion or sentiment seemingly contradictory, or opposed to common sense; that which in appearance or terms is absurd, but yet may be true in fact. A gloss there is to color that paradox, and make it appear in show not to be altogether unreasonable. Hooker. This was sometime a paradox, but now the time gives it proof. Shak. Hydrostatic paradox. See under Hydrostatic.

pl. Paradoxes.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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