Meaning of paradox

par•a•dox

Pronunciation: (par'u-doks"), [key]
— n.
  1. a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
  2. a self-contradictory and false proposition.
  3. any person, thing, or situation exhibiting an apparently contradictory nature.
  4. an opinion or statement contrary to commonly accepted opinion.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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