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paradoxes, plural;
  1. A statement or proposition that, despite sound (or apparently sound) reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems senseless, logically unacceptable, or self-contradictory
    • - a potentially serious conflict between quantum mechanics and the general theory of relativity known as the information paradox
  2. A seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true
    • - in a paradox, he has discovered that stepping back from his job has increased the rewards he gleans from it
  3. A situation, person, or thing that combines contradictory features or qualities
    • - the mingling of deciduous trees with elements of desert flora forms a fascinating ecological paradox

  1. (logic) a statement that contradicts itself; "`I always lie' is a paradox because if it is true it must be false"
  2. A paradox is a true statement or group of statements that leads to a contradiction or a situation which defies intuition. The term is also used for an apparent contradiction that actually expresses a non-dual truth (cf. kōan, Catuskoti). ...
  3. Paradox is an album by John Kay and Steppenwolf, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music). It was originally released only in Canada and Australia.
  4. Paradox is the pseudonym of Dev Pandya, a producer from the UK who has in recent years championed a new sub-genre of drum & bass known as drumfunk, which focuses on either finding obscure breakbeats or re-sampling much used drum & bass breakbeats from their original source and transforming them ...
  5. Paradox was a Canadian band formed in the 1980's by singer/guitarist Sylvain Cossette. The band's best known lineup featured Sylvain on vocals, Francois Cossette (guitar), Denis Lavigne (drums), and Jean-Francois Houle (bass). The band broke up in 1991.
  6. Paradox is an English indie-rock band, originating in the small village of Woodplumpton, Lancashire, England. ...
  7. Paradox is a relational database management system currently published by Corel Corporation. It was originally released for DOS by Ansa Software, and then by Borland after it bought the company. A Windows version was released by Borland in 1992.
  8. A self-contradictory statement, which can only be true if it is false, and vice versa. ^transl.^ usage; A counterintuitive conclusion or outcome. ^usage^ syn; A claim that two apparently contradictory ideas are true. ^transl; A person or thing having contradictory properties. ^syn. ...
  9. (Paradoxes) Mark Sainsbury. (Cambridge, 1988).
  10. Two apparently opposite views which are united or reconciled by a higher perspective or truth.
  11. A statement or situation containing apparently contradictory or incompatible elements, a figure of speech in which an apparently self-contradictory statement is nevertheless found to be true.
  12. Originally, any surprising, puzzling, or counter-intuitive claim, especially a counter-intuitive truth. In modern logic, a concept or proposition that is not only self-contradictory, but for which the obvious alternatives are either self-contradictory or very costly. ...
  13. apparent contradiction or discrepancy with common sense.
  14. is a concept with a long and rich history in literary and intellectual circles. And, while almost all literate people are familiar with the word, it is also true that most of them have trouble defining what it means. Before reading on, give it a shot. ...
  15. a self-contradictory phrase or sentence, such as "the ascending rain" or Alexander Pope's description of man, "Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all. ...
  16. a statement whose two parts seem contradictory yet make sense with more thought. Christ used paradox in his teaching: "They have ears but hear not." Or in ordinary conversation, we might use a paradox, "Deep down he's really very shallow. ...
  17. Using contradiction in a way that oddly, and wittily, makes sense on a deeper level. See oxymoron, antithesis.
  18. A paradox is a valid statement which is self?contradictory or appears to be wrong. Paradoxes are important to the development of logic systems. Example: The barber shaves all the men in this village who do not shave themselves'seems a reasonably elear statement. ...
  19. An apparent break in temporal causality where cause of an event follows or appears to follow the event itself.
  20. A paradox is a statement which contains apparently opposing or incongrous elements which, when read together, turn out to make sense. Emily Dickinson's poem "My Life Closed Twice Before its Close" contains a paradox in both the title and the first line. She says:
  21. A statement that seems contradictory on the surface but often expresses a deeper truth. The line from Oscar Wilde’s The Ballad of Reading Gaol, “All men destroy the things they love” is a paradox.
  22. A statement that contradicts or seems to contradict itself, yet often expresses a truth, such as "Less is more".
  23. That which is true, but not conventionally logical: for example, that a virgin could bear a Son and yet remain a virgin, as did Mary; or that God can be One, yet three Persons. ...
  24. A contradictory statement in logic, typically including two or more mutually exclusive elements; also used here to indicate a situation not resolvable by logic, such as theinfinite regress of the total field. ...
  25. a statement that seems contradictory but is at the same time profoundly logical. It may be used to emphasize a particular theme or idea. Example: “So foul and so fair a day I have not seen.”