Definition of contrafactual in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkäntrəˈfak(t)SH(əw)əl/


Another term for counterfactual.
Example sentences
  • There are two ways in which contrafactual definiteness could be false, for there are two parts to it.
  • Arguments like those about hidden variables and contrafactual definiteness are philosophical.
  • A larger lesson of contrafactual history is that it tests the robustness of both the past and of our explanations.

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Syllabification: con·tra·fac·tu·al

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