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disproof

[dis-proof] /dɪsˈpruf/
noun
1.
the act of disproving.
2.
proof to the contrary; refutation.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; dis-1 + proof
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Examples for disproof
  • Equally, a disproof would be the mathematical equivalent of an earthquake, destroying decades of work at a stroke.
  • It was no disproof of clerical logic, but it was a reasonable point.
  • In many ways, it was the birth of modern astronomy--a shining disproof of the belief that the heavens were fixed and unchanging.
  • It is pointless to look at yourself or your children for proof or disproof of the article's premise.
  • The scientific method is indeed about disproof rather than proof.
  • Either they make no contentions which are subject to disproof or they quickly redesign doctrine after disproof.
  • Research provides no proof, or disproof, for any of these links.
  • It is not however a disproof of such method peculiar to philosophy, that philosophy has not always.
British Dictionary definitions for disproof

disproof

/dɪsˈpruːf/
noun
1.
facts that disprove something
2.
the act of disproving
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Word Origin and History for disproof
n.

1530s; see dis- + proof.

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