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Meaning of CONTRAPOSITION

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con"tra*po*si"tion\, n. [Pref. contra- +
position: cf. f. conterposition.]
1. A placing over against; opposite position. [Obs.] --F.
   Potter.

2. (Logic) A so-called immediate inference which consists in
   denying the original subject of the contradictory
   predicate; e.g.: Every S is P; therefore, no Not-P is S.

 
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