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Paradox (a contradiction or dilemma) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Kaplan GRE Exam Vocabulary in a Box, which includes 500 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

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Definition of the noun paradox

What does paradox mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: paradoxes

  1. (logic) a statement that contradicts itself

Definition of the noun paradox for high school students

    an apparently contradictory statement that is perhaps true
    • example: The diplomat refused to acknowledge the paradox that negotiating a peace treaty would demand more resources than waging war.

The noun paradox is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.


  1. "Paradox" is a 2010 science-fiction television film starring Kevin Sorbo, Steph Song and Christopher Judge, directed by Brenton Spencer, and based on a three-part graphic novel mini-series by Christos Gage.
  2. "Paradox" is a short film, directed by Moris Freiburghaus.


Paradox is a fictional character from the 2010 anime film Yu-Gi-Oh!: Bonds Beyond Time.


Who is Paradox?

Paradox a.k.a. Tom "Paradox" Mustaine: Tom "Paradox" Mustaine is a video game player who gave his voice to characters from Operation Bayshield.

Phrases with Paradox

Phrases starting with the word Paradox:

  1. Paradox Goby
  2. Paradox Frogs
  3. Paradox Shrew
  4. Paradox Acacia
  5. Paradox Lupine
  6. Paradox Moonwort
  7. Paradox Milkvetch
  8. Paradox Sunflower

Phrases ending with the word Paradox:

  1. Twin paradox
  2. Clock Paradox
  3. Fermi Paradox
  4. Pepsi Paradox
  5. French Paradox
  6. Olbers' Paradox
  7. Birthday Paradox
  8. European Paradox
  9. Bootstrap paradox
  10. Oreocarya Paradox
  11. Russell's Paradox
  12. Simpson's Paradox

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Paradox

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Google previewGenesis through Revelation (1984)

5 Volumes Genesis - Revelation by J. Vernon McGee

A paradox is a proposition which is contrary to received opinion; that is, it is that which is seemingly contradictory. On the surface the assertion...

Google previewMimetic Reflections (1990)

A Study in Hermeneutics, Theology and Ethics by William Schweiker

Paradox is a category for relating the self to a radically transcendent truth. Neither Hegelian mediation nor Socratic recollection but paradox is the mechanism of Kierkegaard's authorship and its edifying strategy. The Incarnation confronts the ...

Google previewThe Divine Default (2013)

Why Faith is Not the Answer by J. J. Dyken

Christopher Hitchens The Omni Paradox is a continuation of the Epicurean Paradox put forth by the ancient Greek...

Google previewDeleuze's Difference and Repetition: An Edinburgh Philosophical Guide (2013)

An Edinburgh Philosophical Guide by Henry Somers-Hall

The first paradox is that the past cannot be constructed on the basis of the present: 'If a new present were required for the past to be constituted as ...

Google previewSigns of Paradox (1997)

Irony, Resentment, and Other Mimetic Structures by Eric Lawrence Gans

true, human paradox. Paradox is an elusive category in which metaphysical skeptics find support...

Google previewKierkegaard (2009)

by M. Jamie Ferreira

The Absolute Paradox is the Teacher who wants to reveal an absolute difference between us, and yet can only do this by becoming a human being (like us). The message is duplex – the Paradox is the person of the Teacher who says at one ...

Google previewProceedings of the Aristotelian Society (1902)

by Aristotelian Society (Great Britain)

until the paradoxical nature of the self is deduced in some other way, that this paradox is the very one which has been...

Google previewThe Halakhah (2000)

An Encyclopaedia of the Law of Judaism by Jacob Neusner

The first paradox is that it is possible to create a realm of cultic cleanness in the unclean world that lies outside the boundaries of the Temple the world of death. This is expressed in the proposition that the cow is burned outside of the camp, ...

Google previewStrategic Issues in Air Transport (2012)

Legal, Economic and Technical Aspects by Ruwantissa Abeyratne

The paradox is that despite, this long history of loss, Airbus Industrie forecasts that between 2009 and 2028 there will be a...

Google previewLike a black and white kaleidoscope tossed at random

by Philippe Romanski

The central paradox is that the "world of fact" and the inner worlds of the protagonists are not opposed — or even contrasted. The "world of fact" becomes "unreal," it simply fades, as the coast of England fades in the distance. The night ...

Google previewSubversive Virtue (1995)

Asceticism and Authority in the Second-century Pagan World by James A. Francis

The great paradox is that both these attitudes derive from the same Stoic doctrines of adherence to reason and ...

Google previewOne Hundred Thirteen Million Markets of One (2012)

How the New Economic Order Can Remake the American Economy by Chris Norton, Ross Honeywill

Handling paradox is a very postmodern skill and it turns on its head the more Traditional approach to product...

The paradox is that although NEOs are more capable than anyone else to consume conspicuously, they often choose ...

Google previewPoverty, Agency, and Human Rights (2014)

by Diana Tietjens Meyers

The political paradox is that although the explicit aim of development is to improve the lives of poor people in the Global South, disempowerment and impoverishment have in fact resulted from development programs. The normative paradox is ...

Google previewKierkegaard and the Refusal of Transcendence (2015)

by Steven Shakespeare

Paradox is the end of analogy and theodicy.

Google previewThe Philosopher's Dictionary - Third Edition (2002)

by Robert M. Martin

importance while trying to discover what has gone wrong in a paradox. You'll find accounts of some well-known paradoxes in the following entries: Achilles and the tortoise, arrow, dichotomy, racecourse, moving blocks, ...

Google previewDictionary of Critical Realism (2015)

by Mervyn Hartwig

paradox (Gr. para, beyond, doxa, belief). A 2E figure of OPPOSITIONALITY betokening 'incompatibility between established ( e.g., epistemological) canons and perceived reality' (P: 243). It is 'merely a surface ...

Google previewThe Blackwell Dictionary of Western Philosophy (2008)

by Nicholas Bunnin, Jiyuan Yu

Russell's paradox Logic A paradox regarding the membership of classes, formulated by Russell in The Principles of Mathematics (1903). Some classes or sets (for example the set of abstract objects) are members of themselves, while others ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Philosophy (2009)

by Michael Proudfoot, A.R. Lacey

Paradox . Etymologically, 'against belief'. Fullblooded paradoxeswhich affect the basis of logic exist when some statement neededforlogic can apparently be both proved and disproved. Among them, paradoxes depending onpurely logical or ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Neurological Signs (2010)

by A.J. Larner

Cross Reference Argyll Robertson pupil Abdominal Paradox - see PARADOXICAL BREATHING Abdominal Reflexes Both superficial and deep abdominal reflexes are described, of which the superficial (cutaneous) reflexes are the more ...

Google previewDictionary of Psychopathology (2012)

by Henry Kellerman

PARADOX, NEUROTIC In psychoanalytic theory, the paradox is understood as neurotic behavior that persists, even though such neurotic behavior undermines the person's relationships and distorts other ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Postmodernism (2002)

by Victor E. Taylor, Charles E. Winquist

A paradox is a statement that initially appears absurd or self-contradictory yet turns out to be essentially true. Stemming from the Greek paraÂdoxon, meaning contrary to expectation, paradox is a common poetic and literary device used to ...

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Quotes about Paradox

The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us. (Paul Valery)
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The value of this 7-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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