Pronunciation: (fal'u-sē), [key]
1. a deceptive, misleading, or false notion, belief, etc.: That the world is flat was at one time a popular fallacy.
2. a misleading or unsound argument.
3. deceptive, misleading, or false nature; erroneousness.
4. Logic.any of various types of erroneous reasoning that render arguments logically unsound.
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