paradox

(redirected from Paradoxes)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to Paradoxes: Time paradox

par·a·dox

(par'ă-doks), Avoid the jargonistic use of this word to meaan simply 'something unusual or unexpected'.
That which is apparently, although not actually, inconsistent with or opposed to the known facts in any case.
[G. paradoxos, incredible, beyond belief, fr. doxa, belief]

paradox

/para·dox/ (par´ah-doks) a seemingly contradictory occurrence.paradox´icparadox´ical
Weber's paradox  elongation of a muscle that has been so stretched that it cannot contract.

paradox

Vox populi A thing that appears illogical or counterintuitive to that which is known to be correct. See Anion paradox, Asher's paradox paradox, C value paradox, Calcium paradox, French paradox, Glucose paradox, Grandfather paradox, Oxygen paradox, Sherman paradox.

par·a·dox

(par'ă-doks)
That which is apparently, although not actually, inconsistent with or opposed to the known facts in any case.
[G. paradoxos, incredible, beyond belief, fr. doxa, belief]

par·a·dox

(par'ă-doks)
That which is apparently, although not actually, inconsistent with or opposed to known facts in any case.
[G. paradoxos, incredible, beyond belief, fr. doxa, belief]
References in periodicals archive ?
It is because of the concept and the use of infinity that much of the confusions, contradictions, and paradoxes have arisen in set theory.
It turns out that both paradoxes are not truly paradoxical; instead, they describe a logical problem in a way that a human using logical methods cannot resolve the problem.
As a round-the-world journey, this new Paradoxes joins a formidable group of relatively recent such books: Paradoxes by R.
Pizzorno neatly relates Donne's Paradoxes in particular and his writing in general to the paradoxical culture of the Inns of Court.
health care system create unique paradoxes for those companies operating in this marketplace.
A variety of geometrical paradoxes are presented in which a polygon is cut into a small number of parts that can be reassembled to make another polygon with a different area
Paradoxes are normally true and false in the same time.
This kind of discourse often was and still is exaggerated, full of hyperbole, untenable contradictions and paradoxes.
As a Christian, I am continually aware of the paradoxes of my faith, some of which are eloquently addressed by contributors to this issue, particularly in the postmodern and post-denominational era.
These in turn produce a variety of paradoxes in the current art of library and information provision.
ONE CANNOT RESOLVE THE PARADOXES THAT RESULT, ONLY MANAGE THEM.
In the midst of the most severe recession for 80 years there is little need to argue that organizations are beset by dilemmas and paradoxes.