from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of refuting.
- n. Something, such as an argument, that refutes someone or something.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An act of refuting or disproving; the overthrowing of an argument, opinion, testimony, doctrine or theory by argument or countervailing proof; confutation; disproof; evidence of falseness.
- n. A vocal answer to an attack on one's assertions
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or process of refuting or disproving, or the state of being refuted; proof of falsehood or error; the overthrowing of an argument, opinion, testimony, doctrine, or theory, by argument or countervailing proof.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of refuting or disproving; the overthrowing of an argument, opinion, testimony, doctrine, or theory by argument or countervailing proof; confutation; disproof. Refutation is distinguished as direct or ostensive, indirect or apagogical, a priori or a posteriori, according to the kind of reasoning employed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of determining that something is false
- n. the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions
- n. any evidence that helps to establish the falsity of something
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