the acceptance of two contradictory ideas or beliefs at the same time.
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How to use doublethink in a sentence
Their proposition is that a brain or brain-like network can enter into a superposition—a state of doublethink in which you perceive the same particle both here and there—but only temporarily.Neuroscience Weighs in on Physics’ Biggest Questions - Issue 107: The Edge | George Musser | October 13, 2021 | Nautilus
I was curious how others tolerate this doublethink, so I sought out Jeff Lichtman, a leader in the field of connectomics and a professor of molecular and cellular biology at Harvard.An Existential Crisis in Neuroscience - Issue 94: Evolving | Grigori Guitchounts | December 30, 2020 | Nautilus
But 70 years after Orwell wrote those words, doublethink seems to be winning.Digital Doublethink: Playing Truth or Dare with Putin, Assad and ISIS | Christopher Dickey, Anna Nemtsova | November 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was an almost schizophrenic existence, and a few bizarre remnants of this doublethink still punctuate my life here.
British Dictionary definitions for doublethink
deliberate, perverse, or unconscious acceptance or promulgation of conflicting facts, principles, etc
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