Definitions for: Refutation

[n] the act of determining that something is false
[n] any evidence that helps to establish the falsity of something
[n] the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions; "his refutation of the charges was short and persuasive"; "in defense he said the other man started it"

Webster (1913) Definition: Ref`u*ta"tion (r?f`?*t?"sh?n), n. [L. refutatio:
cf. F. r['e]futation.]
The act or process of refuting or disproving, or the state of
being refuted; proof of falsehood or error; the overthrowing
of an argument, opinion, testimony, doctrine, or theory, by
argument or countervailing proof.

Same of his blunders seem rather to deserve a flogging
than a refutation. --Macaulay.

Synonyms: defence, defense, disproof, disproof, falsification, falsification, falsifying

See Also: answer, confutation, confutation, counterexample, determination, evidence, finding, grounds, rebuttal, reductio, reductio ad absurdum

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