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par•a•dox



Pronunciation: (par'u-doks"), [key]
n.
1. a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
2. a self-contradictory and false proposition.
3. any person, thing, or situation exhibiting an apparently contradictory nature.
4. an opinion or statement contrary to commonly accepted opinion.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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