Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the act of falsifying, or making false; a counterfeiting; the giving to a thing an appearance of something which it is not
  • n. knowingly false statement or wilful misrepresentation
  • n. showing an item of charge in an account to be wrong

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of falsifying, or making false; a counterfeiting; the giving to a thing an appearance of something which it is not.
  • n. Willful misstatement or misrepresentation.
  • n. The showing an item of charge in an account to be wrong.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of falsifying or making false; false representation; the act of deceptively altering, adulterating, counterfeiting, misrepresenting, etc.: as, the falsification of weights and measures, of goods, or of coin; falsification of a record, or of an author's meaning.
  • n. A showing to be false or erroneous; confutation: as, the falsification of a prediction; the falsification of a charge.
  • n. In law: The offense of falsifying a record. See falsify, v. t.
  • n. In equity, the act of showing an item claimed on the credit side of an account to be erroneous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of determining that something is false
  • n. any evidence that helps to establish the falsity of something
  • n. a willful perversion of facts
  • n. the act of rendering something false as by fraudulent changes (of documents or measures etc.) or counterfeiting

Etymologies

false +‎ -ification (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • ˜falsification/corroboration™ disjunction offered by Popper is far too logically neat: non-corroboration is not necessarily falsification, and falsification of a high-level scientific theory is never brought about by an isolated observation or set of observations.

    Karl Popper

  • I should point out, Coyne, for all his bravdo about science and falsification, is affiliated with a discipline (evolutionary biology) that is notorious for its lack of falsifiability and lack of direct experimental evidences, and thus its lack of real science.

    Convincing Evidence for God

  • But in the end, exact solution, including calculations allowing exact falsification, is impossible, by principle, since people cannot exist when the only energy available is zero-point energy.

    Bukiet on Brooklyn Books

  • Scientists know that falsification is the way to determine if something is false.

    Attached to Strings

  • This is known as falsification, which is required by the scientific method.

    John Hunter on Sea Levels « Climate Audit

  • "If it is shown that there was a deliberate and long-term falsification of accounts, it is possible it will be delisted like Seibu Railways," said Wataru Tanaka, a law professor at Tokyo University, referring to a 2004 case involving falsified financial documents.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Core to this process is "falsification" -- narrowing down what might be true by ruling out what can't be true.

    Valerie Tarico: Christian Belief Through the Lens of Cognitive Science: Part 3 of 6

  • Core to this process is "falsification" - narrowing down what might be true by ruling out what can't be true.

    ExChristian.Net -- encouraging ex-Christians

  • The question with Templeton is not whether it funds some wacky endeavours, but whether it does anything to undermine the core requirement of good science, namely falsification through the experimental method.

    Martin Rees: Prize war | Editorial

  • Do you even understand the simple steps of the scientific method, namely falsification?

    More on Asphalt « Climate Audit

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