HyperDic: refutation

English > 3 senses of the word refutation:
NOUNcommunicationrefutation, defense, defencethe speech act of answering an attack on your assertions
cognitionrefutation, disproof, falsificationany evidence that helps to establish the falsity of something
actrefutation, falsification, falsifying, disproof, refutalthe act of determining that something is false / false / false / false / false
refutation > pronunciation
Soundsreh.fyuwtey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > refutation: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningThe speech act of answering an attack on your assertions.
Example"his refutation of the charges was short and persuasive"
Synonymsdefense, defence
NarrowerconfutationThe speech act of refuting conclusively
rebuttalThe speech act of refuting by offering a contrary contention or argument
BroaderanswerThe speech act of replying to a question
Spanishcontraataque, impugnación, refutación
Catalandefensa
Verbsrefuteoverthrow by argument, evidence, or proof
English > refutation: 3 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningAny evidence that helps to establish the falsity of something.
Synonymsdisproof, falsification
Narrowerconfutationevidence that refutes conclusively
counterexamplerefutation by example
reductio ad absurdum, reductio(reduction to the absurd) a disproof by showing that the consequences of the proposition are absurd
Broaderevidence, groundsYour basis for belief or disbelief
Spanishimpugnación, refutación
Verbsrefuteprove to be false / false or incorrect
refuteoverthrow by argument, evidence, or proof
English > refutation: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of determining that something is false / false / false / false / false.
Synonymsfalsification, falsifying, disproof, refutal
Broaderdetermination, findingThe act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation
Spanishconfutación, falsificación, refutal
Catalanconfutació, desaprovació, refutal
Verbsrefuteprove to be false / false or incorrect

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