[ an-tin-uh-mee ]
/ ænˈtɪn ə mi /
noun, plural an·tin·o·mies.
opposition between one law, principle, rule, etc., and another.
Philosophy. a contradiction between two statements, both apparently obtained by correct reasoning.
- antinuclear antibody,
- antinuclear factor
Origin of antinomy
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/ (ænˈtɪnəmɪ) /
noun plural -mies
opposition of one law, principle, or rule to another; contradiction within a law
philosophy contradiction existing between two apparently indubitable propositions; paradox
Word Origin for antinomy
C16: from Latin antinomia, from Greek: conflict between laws, from anti- + nomos law
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1590s, "contradiction in the laws," from Latin antinomia, from Greek antinomia "ambiguity in the law," from anti- "against" (see anti-) + nomos "law" (see numismatics). As a term in logic, from 1802 (Kant).
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