Definition of contrafactive in English:

contrafactive

Line breaks: contra|fac¦tive
Pronunciation: /kɒntrəˈfaktɪv
 
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adjective

Linguistics
Denoting a verb that assigns to its object (normally a clausal object) the status of not being true, e.g. pretend and wish. Contrasted with factive, non-factive.
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  • The second clause is simply a Simultaneity clause which happens to contain a negative element but is not contrafactive.

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