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  1. paradox

    • IPA[ˈperəˌdäks]

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    • n.
      a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true;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
    • noun: paradox, plural noun: paradoxes

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    • 1. 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • n.
      the apparent paradox that if stars are distributed evenly throughout an infinite universe of ...

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      the apparent paradox that if stars are distributed evenly throughout an infinite universe, the ...

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      the apparent paradox arising from relativity theory that if one of a pair of twins makes a long ...

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    • n.
      the apparent paradox arising from relativity theory that if one of a pair of twins makes a long ...

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      a logical paradox stated in terms of set theory, concerning the set of all sets that do not ...

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    • n.
      a logical paradox stated in terms of set theory, concerning the set of all sets that do not ...

    Oxford American Dictionary

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    • IPA[ˈparədɒks]

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    • n.
      a seemingly absurd or contradictory statement or proposition which when investigated may prove ... the uncertainty principle leads to all sorts of paradoxes, like the particles being in two places at once

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