paradox

par"a*dox

(pr"*dks), n.;
pl. paradoxes (pr"*dks*z).
[F. paradoxe, L. paradoxum, fr. Gr. para`doxon; para` beside, beyond, contrary to + dokei^n to think, suppose, imagine. See Para-, and Dogma.] A tenet or proposition contrary to received opinion; an assertion or sentiment seemingly contradictory, or opposed to common sense; that which in appearance or terms is absurd, but yet may be true in fact.
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A gloss there is to color that paradox, and make it appear in show not to be altogether unreasonable.
Hooker.
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This was sometime a paradox, but now the time gives it proof.
Shak.
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Hydrostatic paradox. See under Hydrostatic.
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