Definition of Disproof

1. Noun. Any evidence that helps to establish the falsity of something.

Exact synonyms: Falsification, Refutation
Generic synonyms: Evidence, Grounds
Specialized synonyms: Reductio, Reductio Ad Absurdum, Confutation, Counterexample
Derivative terms: Falsify, Refute, Refute



2. Noun. The act of determining that something is false.
Exact synonyms: Falsification, Falsifying, Refutal, Refutation
Generic synonyms: Determination, Finding
Derivative terms: Falsify, Refute

Definition of Disproof

1. n. A proving to be false or erroneous; confutation; refutation; as, to offer evidence in disproof of a statement.

Definition of Disproof

1. Noun. A refutation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disproof

1. the act of disproving [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Disproof

disprison
disprisoned
disprisoning
disprisons
disprivilege
disprivileged
disprivileges
disprivileging
disprize
disprized
disprizes
disprizing
disprofess
disprofit
disprofitable
disproof (current term)
disproofs
dispropertied
disproperties
disproperty
dispropertying
disproportion
disproportionable
disproportionableness
disproportionably
disproportional
disproportionalities
disproportionality
disproportionally
disproportionate

Literary usage of Disproof

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Fallacies: A View of Logic from the Practical Side by Alfred Sidgwick (1884)
"Exceptive disproof: And it has been noticed that these three apply ... On the contrary, both disproof by sign, and Proof by essential difference are ..."

2. Hindu Logic as Preserved in China and Japan by Sadajiro Sugiura, Edgar Arthur Singer (1900)
"Proof and disproof .—All arguments, from the wrangling of children to the disputation of philosophers, have for their end either the proof or the disproof ..."

3. The Persistent Problems of Philosophy: An Introduction to Metaphysics by Mary Whiton Calkins (1912)
"BERKELEY'S NEGATIVE DOCTRINE: THE disproof OF THE EXISTENCE OF MATTER (NON-IDEAL REALITY) Up to this point, nothing distinguishes Berkeley in a marked way ..."

4. The Queen of Naples and Lord Nelson: An Historical Biography Based on Mss by John Cordy Jeaffreson (1889)
"... so strongly of the Calumny—The Utterer of the vile Lie—Circumstances that disposed People to believe the Story—Perfect disproof of the Slander—Sources ..."

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