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- n. A figure of speech by which what is to be understood affirmatively is stated negatively, and vice versa; affirmation by contraries.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A figure of speech by which what is to be understood affirmatively is stated negatively, and the contrary; affirmation by contraries.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In rhetoric, a figure of speech consisting in expression of an idea by negation of its contrary, or by use of a word of opposite meaning.
From Ancient Greek ἐναντίος ("contradiction"). (Wiktionary)
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