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incontrovertibility

Definitions

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  • n. The state or characteristic of being incontrovertible, of not being debatable; incontestability.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or condition of being incontrovertible.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being incontrovertible.

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

  • n. the quality of being undeniable and not worth arguing about

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Examples

  • From the dry perspective, the power of the enforcement trope lay in its incontrovertibility: who could be against law enforcement?

    LAST CALL

  • If the paradigm of the sciences (which themselves, as he observes in passing, carry an imprimatur of epistemic prestige and the image of incontrovertibility) is Newtonian mechanics, and we then implant that model under our subsequent thinking about psychology, we will almost immediately arrive at an idea of a science of the mind, where that science would progress through the gradual accumulation of psychological laws.

    Wittgenstein's Aesthetics

  • The ultimate objectivity of scientific discourse is given not by its incontrovertibility on the plane of argument but by its conformity to the facts, which is not rational evidence but sensible evidence, the possibility of re - peated experimental verification.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • With the incontrovertibility of his opinions, the assurance of his tone and the didacticism of his presentation he took away the will of poor Liubka and paralyzed her soul; in the same way that he sometimes, during university gatherings or at mass meetings, influenced the timid and bashful minds of newcomers.

    Yama: the pit

  • This can mean that what constitutes 'knowledge', despite the concept involving incontrovertibility, is in fact contested around the world, between religions, amongst historians, scientists etc.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • There is an insistence on the incontrovertibility of individual perception, which is coupled with an extraordinary sensitivity to the world, especially its sounds and colours.

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  • But the Post's chosen narrative -- the one promoting the win/lose dichotomy -- sees the CRU as trying to root out the hostile opponents of settled fact, not individuals posing legitimate arguments against the incontrovertibility of anthropogenic global warming.

    NewsBusters.org - Exposing Liberal Media Bias

  • "A device perhaps from the incontrovertibility of the one to win credence for the other.

    The Guardian World News

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