paradox

paradox
That which is apparently, though not actually, inconsistent with or opposed to the known facts in any case. [G. paradoxos, incredible, beyond belief, fr. doxa, belief]
- Weber p. if a muscle is loaded beyond its power to contract it may elongate.

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par·a·dox 'par-ə-.däks n an instance of a paradoxical phenomenon or reaction

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n.
(in family therapy) a surprising interpretation or suggestion made in the course of therapy in order to demonstrate the relationship between a psychological symptom and a system of family relationships. For example, a child might be told to go on stealing from his parents because their concern about the symptom is all that is keeping their marriage intact.

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para·dox (parґə-doks) [Gr. paradoxos incredible] a statement which seems to be, though it may not be, absurd or self-contradictory.

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Synonyms:
(as appears at first sight, yet not so in fact),


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