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contradiction

noun [C/U]    /ˌkɑn·trəˈdɪk·ʃən/
a fact or statement that is the opposite of what someone has said or that is so different from another fact or statement that one of them must be wrong : [C] fig. His life was full of contradictions (= things that are not likely to appear together).
(Definition of contradiction noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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