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Definition of fallacy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. fallacies)
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  1. 1[countable] a false idea that many people believe is true It is a fallacy to say that the camera never lies.
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] a false way of thinking about something He detected the fallacy of her argument. see also pathetic fallacy
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: fallacy

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