refutation

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See also: réfutation

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Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun[edit]

refutation (countable and uncountable, plural refutations)

  1. An act of refuting or disproving; the disproving of an argument, opinion, testimony, doctrine or theory by argument or countervailing proof; evidence of falseness.
    Synonyms: confutation, disproof
  2. A vocal answer to an attack on one's assertions.

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  • refutation in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911