from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In logic, an argumentation concluding the falsity of something maintained; a refutation; a confutation; also, a false refutation; a sophism. Also
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun That part of an argument on which its conclusiveness depends; that which convinces of refutes an antagonist; a refutation.
- noun A specious but fallacious argument; a sophism.
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- noun logic That part of an
argumenton which its conclusivenessdepends; that which convincesor refutesan antagonist; a refutation.
- noun A
speciousbut fallacious argument; a sophism.
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Latin elenchus, from Ancient Greek to convict, confute, prove: compare Old French elenche.
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