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Although Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    although adv : despite the fact that; "even though she knew the answer, she did not respond" [syn: though, tho']
Although Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Although \Al*though"\, conj. [All + though; OE. al thagh.] Grant all this; be it that; supposing that; notwithstanding; though. Although all shall be offended, yet will not I. --Mark xiv. 29. Syn: Although, Though. Usage: Although, which originally was perhaps more emphatic than though, is now interchangeable with it in the sense given above. Euphonic consideration determines the choice.
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In classical logic, a contradiction consists of a logical incompatibility between two or more propositions. It occurs when the propositions, taken together, yield two conclusions which form the logical, usually opposite inversions of each other. Illustrating a general tendency in applied logic, Aristotle’s law of noncontradiction states that “One cannot say of something that it is and that it is not in the same respect and at the same time.”

By extension, outside of classical logic, one can speak of contradictions between actions when one presumes that their motives contradict each other.

By creation of a paradox Plato's Dialog of Euthydemus demonstrates the need for the notion of contradiction. In the ensuing dialog Dionysodorus denies the existence of "contradiction", all the while that Plato is contradicting him:

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* If a man withdraws his mind from the love of beauty, and applies it as sincerely to the love of the virtuous if, in serving his parents, he can exert his utmost strength if, in serving his prince, he can devote his life if in his intercourse with his friends, his words are sincere - although men say that he has not learned, I will certainly say that he has. - Confucius

* 'Tis pleasant, sure, to see one's name in print. A book's a book, although there's nothing in 't. - George Gordon Byron

* Let me not be understood as saying that there are no bad laws, nor that grievances may not arise for the redress of which no legal provisions have been made. I mean to say no such thing. But I do mean to say that although bad laws, if they exist, should be repealed as soon as possible, still, while they continue in force, for the sake of example they should be religiously observed. - Abraham Lincoln


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