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 Dictionary entry overview: What does paradox mean? 

PARADOX (noun)
  The noun PARADOX has 1 sense:

1. (logic) a statement that contradicts itself

  Familiarity information: PARADOX used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

PARADOX (noun)

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(logic) a statement that contradicts itself

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

'I always lie' is a paradox because if it is true it must be false

Hypernyms ("paradox" is a kind of...):

contradiction; contradiction in terms ((logic) a statement that is necessarily false)

Domain category:

logic (the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference)

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