Self-contradiction Self`-con`tra*dic"tion, n. The act of contradicting one's self or itself; repugnancy in conceptions or in terms; a proposition consisting of two members, one of which contradicts the other; as, to be and not to be at the same time is a self-contradiction. [1913 Webster]

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