dilemma (logic)

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  • dilemma — is now more usually pronounced with the first syllable rhyming with die. The correct meaning is ‘a choice between two undesirable alternatives’ and has its origin in rhetoric and logic, where it relates to a special kind of argument involving two …   Modern English usage

  • Dilemma — Di*lem ma, n. [L. dilemma, Gr. ?; di = di s twice + ? to take. See {Lemma}.] 1. (Logic) An argument which presents an antagonist with two or more alternatives, but is equally conclusive against him, whichever alternative he chooses. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dilemma — For other uses, see Dilemma (disambiguation). Between a rock and a hard place redirects here. For other uses, see Between a Rock and a Hard Place (disambiguation). A dilemma (Greek: δί λημμα double proposition ) is a problem offering at least two …   Wikipedia

  • logic — logicless, adj. /loj ik/, n. 1. the science that investigates the principles governing correct or reliable inference. 2. a particular method of reasoning or argumentation: We were unable to follow his logic. 3. the system or principles of… …   Universalium

  • dilemma — dilemmatic /dil euh mat ik/, dilemmatical, dilemmic, adj. dilemmatically, adv. /di lem euh/, n. 1. a situation requiring a choice between equally undesirable alternatives. 2. any difficult or perplexing situation or problem. 3. Logic. a form of… …   Universalium

  • Logic puzzle — Part of a series on Puzzles …   Wikipedia

  • Logic maze — Part of a series on Puzzles …   Wikipedia

  • dilemma — /dəˈlɛmə / (say duh lemuh), /daɪ / (say duy ) noun 1. a situation requiring a choice between equally undesirable alternatives; an embarrassing or perplexing situation. 2. Logic a form of argument in which two or more alternatives (the horns of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • dilemma — [dɪ lɛmə, dʌɪ ] noun 1》 a situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two or more alternatives.     ↘informal a difficult situation or problem. 2》 Logic an argument forcing an opponent to choose either of two unfavourable… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Horns of a dilemma — Dilemma Di*lem ma, n. [L. dilemma, Gr. ?; di = di s twice + ? to take. See {Lemma}.] 1. (Logic) An argument which presents an antagonist with two or more alternatives, but is equally conclusive against him, whichever alternative he chooses. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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