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space/time (opposites in computational complexity theory)
time/accuracy (approximation algorithms)
Also how are these groups of opposite words related. For example are the words "space" or "time" more related to 0 or 1. The last 3 in the list are considered tradeoffs so how many tradeoffs in general exist in the world. In general how similar are groups of opposite words to one another.
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I'd like to say their number is infinity, although that can't really be. The thing is, there is no point whatsoever in trying to denumerate them, because the human brain is extremely good at creatively finding patterns and analogy.
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Yeah, I'm pretty sure that this is impossible to quantify. And even if it were possible, it would be pointless.
"Do you wear wigs?" "Have you worn wigs?" "Will you wear wigs?" "When will you wear wigs?"
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Man and woman aren't actually opposites, although many dyadic, binary cisgender people would like to believe they are.
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Neither are privacy and security.
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This is kind of the insoluble problem that brought down the attempts at 'philosophical languages', no?
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And also, "opposites" depends too much on the context..
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How about narrowing the inquiry to words that have more that one meaning and so have more than one opposite. Though, as someone stated, whether something is truly an opposite is debatable. Also not really quantifiable, but funner!
pro - con
pro - amateur
blows - sucks
blows(is terrible) - rocks(is awesome)
straight - gay
straight - crooked
up(direction) - down
up(operational) - down
Disclaimer: I am not a scientist.
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Finding all the pairs is either possible or impossible, but I'm not sure which one.
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