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verify +‎ -ability


verifiability (usually uncountable, plural verifiabilities)

  1. The state or property of being capable of being verified; confirmability.
    • 1887, J. M. Rigg, "The Place of Hypothesis in Experimental Science," Mind, vol. 12, no. 48, p. 559,
      Mill distinguished between hypotheses which rest on mere analogy and such as are capable of "being ultimately brought to the test of actual induction," claiming for the latter a verifiability which he denied to the former.
    • 1973 , James C. McKeown, "Comparative Application of Market and Cost Based Accounting Models," Journal of Accounting Research, vol. 11, no. 1, p. 99,
      The verifiabilities of the other measurement systems were very similar.
    • 2004, Mark Sanders, "Truths and Contestation: Literature in Law," Law and Literature, vol. 16, no. 3, p. 481,
      The issues of veracity and verifiability raised by testimony in trials emerge with a vengeance in the context of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

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