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1 exact word match found in search '矛'
noun
1. long-handled Chinese spear; lance; pike
2. weapon; arms
this meaning is restricted to reading ほこ
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11 words found beginning with '矛'
contradiction; inconsistency
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noun
1. point of spear; spearhead  (see also: 鋒先)
2. brunt; aim of attack; force of argument
(click the word to view an additional 4 forms)
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noun
contradiction; inconsistency
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noun
principle of contradiction (logic)
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noun
kanji "spear" radical at left
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noun
inconsistent data  (computer terminology)
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noun
spear-shaped Japanese cedar  (see also: )
(click the word to view an additional 1 form)
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noun
law of contradiction (logic)
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expression, ichidan verb
to sheathe one's sword; to lay down arms; to bury the hatchet
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24 words found containing '矛' in any position
noun
1. long-handled Chinese spear; lance; pike
2. weapon; arms
this meaning is restricted to reading ほこ
(click the word to view an additional 1 meaning and 7 forms)
7
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contradiction; inconsistency
2
3
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noun
1. point of spear; spearhead  (see also: 鋒先)
2. brunt; aim of attack; force of argument
(click the word to view an additional 4 forms)
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noun
contradiction; inconsistency
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mutually contradictory
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self-contradiction; paradox; antinomy  (yojijukugo)
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noun
principle of contradiction (logic)
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self-contradiction; self-inconsistency  (yojijukugo)
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noun
contradiction in terms
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noun
logical inconsistency; logical contradiction
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