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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 par·a·dox n.; pl. paradoxes   A tenet or proposition contrary to received opinion; an assertion or sentiment seemingly contradictory, or opposed to common sense; that which in appearance or terms is absurd, but yet may be true in fact.
    A gloss there is to color that paradox, and make it appear in show not to be altogether unreasonable.   --Hooker.
    This was sometime a paradox, but now the time gives it proof.   --Shak.
 Hydrostatic paradox. See under Hydrostatic.