from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Rhet.) A figure of speech by which what is to be understood affirmatively is stated negatively, and the contrary; affirmation by contraries.
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- noun rhetoric A
figure of speechby which what is to be understood affirmativelyis stated negatively, and vice versa; affirmationby contraries.
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From Ancient Greek ἐναντίος ("contradiction").
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