Contradictio in adjecto

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Contradictio in adiecto is Latin for "a contradiction between parts of an argument" (adiectum "brought about, brought forward"). It differs from a "contradiction in terms", which refers to two contradictory words normally appearing together, e.g., "cold heat". It is "the characteristic denoted by the adjective stands in contrast to the noun." [1]

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