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[mass noun] The tendency of things to change into their opposites, especially as a supposed governing principle of natural cycles and of psychological development:‘the remorseless enantiodromia between good luck and bad’
- ‘This tendency Heraclitus called enantiodromia (lit. running counter to).’
Early 20th century: from Greek, literally running in opposite ways.
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