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disconfirm

[dis-kuh n-furm] /ˌdɪs kənˈfɜrm/
verb (used with object)
1.
to prove to be invalid.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; dis- + confirm
Related forms
disconfirmation
[dis-kon-fer-mey-shuh n, dis-kon-] /dɪsˌkɒn fərˈmeɪ ʃən, ˌdɪs kɒn-/ (Show IPA),
noun
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Examples for disconfirmation
  • The change process begins when the organization experiences disconfirmation.
British Dictionary definitions for disconfirmation

disconfirm

/ˌdɪskənˈfɜːm/
verb
1.
(transitive) (of a fact or argument) to suggest that a hypothesis is wrong or ill-formulated
Derived Forms
disconfirmation, noun
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