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[kon-truh-puh-zish-uh n] /ˌkɒn trə pəˈzɪʃ ən/

placement opposite or against.
opposition, contrast, or antithesis.
Logic. the inference drawn from a proposition by negating its terms and changing their order, as by inferring “Not B implies not A” from “A implies B.”.
the act of placing opposite or against, esp in contrast or antithesis
(logic) the derivation of the contrapositive of a given categorial proposition

1550s, from Late Latin contrapositionem (nominative contrapositio), noun of action from past participle stem of contraponere, from contra “against” (see contra) + ponere “to put, place” (see position (n.)).


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