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indirect proof
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Indirect proof
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noun
an argument for a proposition that shows its negation to be incompatible with a previously accepted or established premise.
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proof of a conclusion by showing its negation to be selfcontradictory; reductio ad absurdum
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Devise ways to verify results, using counterexamples and
indirect proof
.
Devise ways to verify results, using counterexamples and informal
indirect proof
.
One stated that the transfusion data were flawed, but that secular trend data provided
indirect proof
of efficacy.
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