Definition of contrafactual in English:

contrafactual

Line breaks: contra|fact¦ual
Pronunciation: /kɒntrəˈfaktʃʊəl
 
, -tjʊəl/

adjective

  • another term for counterfactual.
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    • 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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