Definitions

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  • adj. Not proven; unproven.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ proven

Examples

  • Advertisers have to be very careful about separating clinically proven claims from nonproven claims; courts often proceed as the district court did, treating the claim as explicitly made rather than requiring evidence that consumers would understand “clinically proven” to encompass all nearby claims.

    Cold sore treatment finds no relief in Third Circuit

  • Outside influence is always possible, but hard to pin down: the "Atlantis theory," so simple, so romantic, remains nonproven and, for me as for many, highly suspect.

    The Secrets of the Pyramids

  • They say, 'We don't want to take a risk on a nonproven commodity.'"

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