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an·tin·o·my

(an-tin'ō-mē), Do not confuse this word with antimony.
A contradiction between two principles, each of which is considered true.
[anti- + G. nomos, law]

antinomy

A contradiction between two rules or laws, each of which is considered true.

True contradictions are not known to exist in science, only disparate explanations for poorly-understood phenomena in the biophysical universe.

an·tin·o·my

(an-tinŏ-mē) Do not confuse this word with antimony.
A contradiction between two principles, each of which is considered true.
[anti- + G. nomos, law]
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The Waldonion approach is plural, multidimensional, historical, reflective, comparative, and antinomic, emphasizing examination of the similarities and differences between concepts and propositions, each of which might be valid in its own context.
Part I suggests that equal protection theory and doctrine are embedded in an antinomic discourse--a perpetual debate revolving around choices between two purportedly plausible but conflicting principles.
Synecdochically, then, this doubleness or dividedness corresponds to the antinomic sides of HCE, antinomies that each have antinomies of their own.
However, with the death of Deeriye, who fails to reconcile the two antinomic elements of the gun and the rosary, an entire world, with its way of living, of being, and of dying, is extinguished.
When a physician in such a trying antinomic situation opts for the Hippocratic alternative by lying to his or her patient re diagnosis, he or she does so for moral reasons dictated by the medical profession.
Lacan said, "In the scopic ficid, everything is articulated between two terms that act in an antinomic way--on the side of things, there is the gaze, that is to say, things look at me, and yet I see them" (Lacan 1978, 109), And, "What determines me, at the most profound level, in the visible, is the gaze that is outside.
The best source of illustrations is Fallon's article, The Ideologies of Federal Courts Law,(35) where he surveys a range of issues bearing on the allocation of authority between federal and state courts and concludes that "federal courts law is contradictory and unstable at its foundations, because it credits the antinomic premises of the Federalist and Nationalist models and oscillates between them.
Indeed, these antinomic beliefs are actually detrimental to secular society, and - at the risk of receiving a fetus in the mail-I must say that Davidians and Catholics have a logically equivalent basis for their beliefs, which is Kierkegaardian irrationalism.
Government agencies as well as politicians are not expected (individually) to maximize social welfare, but rather to pursue antinomic missions.
Asenjo, believing that reality is antinomic (an antinomy, unlike a contradiction, is a proposition that is true and false independently of any deductive context), examines in his paper an antinomic number theory as well as the naive comprehension axiom and the theory of identity from the antinomic point of view.
Given the antinomic confusion of contemporary legal discourse, any particular judicial inteipretation of the Charter can convincingly be east as an arbitrary imposition of the particular, subjecti ve values held by a narrow judicial elite.
The heat resistance and the brittleness temperature of ACM are in antinomic relation.