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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Thought marked by the acceptance of gross contradictions and falsehoods, especially when used as a technique of self-indoctrination.

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  • noun The power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.

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  • noun believing two contradictory ideas at the same time

Etymologies

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From English, double +‎ think. Coined by George Orwell in Nineteen-Eighty Four.

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