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antinomy

[ an-tin-uh-mee ]
/ ænˈtɪn ə mi /
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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.
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Origin of antinomy

1585–95; <Latin antinomia<Greek antinomía a contradiction between laws. See anti-, -nomy

OTHER WORDS FROM antinomy

an·ti·nom·ic [an-ti-nom-ik], /ˌæn tɪˈnɒm ɪk/, an·ti·nom·i·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for antinomy

antinomy
/ (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

Derived forms of antinomy

antinomic (ˌæntɪˈnɒmɪk), adjectiveantinomically, adverb

Word Origin for antinomy

C16: from Latin antinomia, from Greek: conflict between laws, from anti- + nomos law
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