Con"tra*po*si"tion (?), n. [Pref. contra- + position: cf. f. conterposition.]


A placing over against; opposite position.


F. Potter.

2. Logic

A so-called immediate inference which consists in denying the original subject of the contradictory predicate; e.g.: Every S is P; therefore, no Not-P is S.


© Webster 1913.

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