הוכיח בשלילה

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From הוֹכִיחַ ‎(hokhíakh, to prove) + בְּ־ ‎(b'-, in, with) + שְׁלִילָה ‎(sh'lilá, falseness, falsehood). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Verb[edit]

הוֹכִיחַ בִּשְׁלִילָה ‎(hokhíakh bish'lilá) ‎(hif'il construction)

  1. (mathematics) To prove by contradiction: to prove a statement by assuming its opposite and demonstrating that a contradiction (a false statement) results.