counterproof

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

counter- +‎ proof

Noun[edit]

counterproof (plural counterproofs)

  1. (printing) The inverted image of an original proof.
  2. (logic) A proof that contradicts a given statement.
    • 2001, Linda Dégh, Legend and Belief: Dialectics of a Folklore Genre, page 4:
      It seems that ghosts and legendary encounters in general thrive under the protection of law because their extranormal statements and implications require proof and provoke the less convincing counterproof.