paradox

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

paradox \par"a*dox\ (p[a^]r"[.a]*d[o^]ks), noun; pl. {paradoxes} (p[a^]r"[.a]*d[o^]ks*[e^]z). [F. paradoxe, L. paradoxum, fr. Gr. para'doxon; para' beside, beyond, contrary to + dokei^n to think, suppose, imagine. See {Para-}, and {Dogma}.] A tenet or proposition contrary to received opinion; an assertion or sentiment seemingly contradictory, or opposed to common sense; that which in appearance or terms is absurd, but yet may be true in fact.

A gloss there is to color that paradox, and make it appear in show not to be altogether unreasonable. --Hooker.

This was sometime a paradox, but now the time gives it proof. --Shak.

{Hydrostatic paradox}. See under {Hydrostatic}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

paradox

noun

1: (logic) a statement that contradicts itself; "'I always lie' is a paradox because if it is true it must be false"

1. Caduceus  2. Golden Key  3. Scales of Justice (Or maybe, 1. HEALTH 2. SECURITY 3. JUSTICE?)

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