Complete Definition of "fallacy"

English

Etymology
From L. fallatia.

Pronunciation
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Noun
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  1. Deceptive or false appearance; deceitfulness; that which misleads the eye or the mind; deception.
  2. An argument, or apparent argument, which professes to be decisive of the matter at issue, while in reality it is not.

Related terms
fallacious
logic fallacy

Translations
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trans-top|deceptive or false appearance
Czech: klam m
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German: Täuschung f
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trans-top|false argument
Catalan: fal·làcia f
Finnish: harhaluulo, harhakäsitys, harhakuvitelma
Czech: logický klam m
German: Trugschluss m
Italian: fallacia f
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Portuguese: falácia f
Spanish: falacia f
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ttbc|French: idée f fausse
ttbc|Japanese: 誤謬

See also
sophism
logic fallacy

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