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 Abstrac’tion.Abu’dah. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Absurd
 
means strictly, quite deaf. (Latin, ab, intensive, and surdus, deaf.)   1
   Reductio ad absurdum. Proving a proposition to be right by showing that every supposable deviation from it would involve an absurdity.   2
 


 Abstrac’tion.Abu’dah. 

 
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