[koun-ter-ig-zam-puhl, -zahm-]
an example that refutes an assertion or claim.

1955–60; counter- + example Unabridged
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counterexample (ˈkaʊntərɪɡˌzɑːmpəl)
an example or fact that is inconsistent with a hypothesis and may be used in argument against it

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Example sentences
Where people are involved, you can find a counterexample to any statement made.
My counterexample above demonstrates this pretty clearly.
Economics does not provide the necessary objective evidence for proof by
In fact, it strikes me that marriage provides a great counterexample.
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