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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AN'TINOMY, n. A contradiction between two laws, or between two parts of the same law.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a contradiction between two statements that seem equally reasonable

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural -mies) Etymology: German Antinomie, from Latin antinomia conflict of laws, from Greek, from anti- + nomos law more at nimble Date: 1592 1. a contradiction between two apparently equally valid principles or between inferences correctly drawn from such principles 2. a fundamental and apparently unresolvable conflict or contradiction <antinomies of beauty and evil, freedom and slavery Stephen Holden> antinomic adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -ies) 1 a contradiction between two beliefs or conclusions that are in themselves reasonable; a paradox. 2 a conflict between two laws or authorities. Etymology: L antinomia f. Gk (as ANTI-, nomos law)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Antinomy An*tin"o*my (?; 277), n.; pl. Antinomies. [L. antinomia, Gr. ?; ? against + ? law.] 1. Opposition of one law or rule to another law or rule. Different commentators have deduced from it the very opposite doctrines. In some instances this apparent antinomy is doubtful. --De Quincey. 2. An opposing law or rule of any kind. As it were by his own antinomy, or counterstatute. --Milton. 3. (Metaph.) A contradiction or incompatibility of thought or language; -- in the Kantian philosophy, such a contradiction as arises from the attempt to apply to the ideas of the reason, relations or attributes which are appropriate only to the facts or the concepts of experience.

Moby Thesaurus

ambiguity, ambivalence, asymmetry, disproportion, disproportionateness, equivocality, equivocation, heresy, heterodoxy, heterogeneity, incoherence, incommensurability, incompatibility, incongruity, inconsistency, inconsonance, irony, irreconcilability, nonconformability, nonconformity, oxymoron, paradox, self-contradiction, unconformability, unconformity, unorthodoxy



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