a statement that appears to be self-contradictory but may actually be true
You can't change who you are unless you want to, but whether you want to is part of who you are. Some paradox.
by yorrick hunt January 24, 2008
A situation that would seem true or possible but at the same time is false or not possible.
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by Rubik Time Traveler June 13, 2015
A meta-state which has a counter-formalistic (cyclically-chronistic) beginning and a counter-formalistic end.

Synchrony.

Creates an object, event, or experience which has a discrete beginning and discrete end in time.
A paradox appears as an experience, event, or object. We usually call an observably paradox-created object a "coincidence."

Paradoxes and objects are mutually inclusive.

All paradoxes are objects and all objects (events & experiences) are paradoxes.
by tomorrowtomorrow August 30, 2018
A meta-state that has a counter-formalistic (aesthetic) beginning and end.

Null value.

True-false metastasis.

Effects linear time from one end; and cyclical time emerges from the other side.

Produces experiences, objects, or events.
A paradox produces objects.
by sandrashine August 30, 2018
A sound logical argument leading to a logical absurdity.
Here is a paradox:

Nothing is better than a glass of beer.
A half-glass of beer is better than nothing.
Therefore, a half-glass of beer is better than a glass of beer.
by Cap'n Bullmoose November 11, 2006
The below statement is false.
The above statement is true.
by Mr. Obvious April 13, 2004
When you want/expect something to happen, but it never does.
Mike - "I was sure I would get a girlfriend last weekend. Sadly, it was a paradox".
by Saint BB September 29, 2020