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noun, plural sub·con·tra·ries. Logic.
- one of two propositions that can both be true but cannot both be false.
Origin of subcontrary
< Medieval Latin subcontrārius, Late Latin
), orig. as translation of Greek hypenantíos
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British Dictionary definitions for subcontrary
- a statement that cannot be false when a given statement is false
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