Definition of Disconfirm

1. Verb. (transitive) To establish the falsity of a claim or belief; to show or to tend to show that a theory or hypothesis is not valid. ¹



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Definition of Disconfirm

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Disconfirm

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discomycete
discomycetous
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disconcertedness
disconcerting
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disconfirm (current term)
disconfirmation
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disconformable
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discongruities
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disconjugate
disconjugate movement of eyes
disconnect

Literary usage of Disconfirm

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1. Teaching for Deep Comprehension: A Reading Workshop Approach by Linda J. Dorn, Carla Soffos (2005)
"... ie, predicting words based on meaning and structure, using letter-sound relationships to confirm/disconfirm predictions, and engaging in phonics skills ..."

2. Managing Natural Resources for Sustainable Livelihoods: Uniting Science and by Barry Pound (2003)
"For example: • In each cycle the researcher may try to disconfirm the emerging interpretation. Many short cycles permit multiple chances to disconfirm. ..."

3. Adult Literacy And New Technologies: Tools For A Lifetime by Office of Technology Assessment (1994)
"It is to confirm, disconfirm, modify, replace, and add to what is already written there."22 • Skills and knowledge are best acquired in context. ..."

4. Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Resources: The Role of the edited by Catharyn T. Liverman, Carrie E. Ingalls, Carolyn E. Fulco, Howard M. Kipen (1998)
"... to: • confirm or disconfirm existing knowledge; • assist in solving a new or unfamiliar health care problem; • update basic knowledge on a topic through ..."

5. Calcutta Review by University of Calcutta (1921)
"However, since the other judgments employed to confirm or disconfirm a judgment to be tested for truth ..."

6. Strategic Transformation and Naval Power in the 21st Century by Pelham G. Boyer, Robert S. Wood (1998)
"... the Navy's development of its littoral strategy offers extraordinarily interesting disconfirm- ing evidence.1 Avoiding the errors of 1922 and 1949, ..."

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