verb (falsifies, falsifying, falsified)[with object]
- 1Alter (information or evidence) so as to mislead.More example sentences
- It was called following allegations that in one ward alone, 3,000 out of 7,000 postal codes were stolen, altered or falsified during last year's local elections.
- Apparently, the competition to get into the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley is so fierce that applicants falsified schooling, job information, and other items in order to gain admission.
- I have in my possession documents including receipts, log-sheets, etc. which have been altered and falsified so as to give the impression that everything is in order and in accordance with the quotas.
- 1.1Forge or alter (a document) fraudulently: (as adjective falsified) falsified documentsMore example sentences
- He cites evidence that doctors or medics falsified death certificates to cover up homicides.
- No interest is served when it's easy to duplicate or falsify an identity document.
- The defendant is also alleged to have falsified an accounting document on a loan facility in August 1996.
- 2Prove (a statement or theory) to be false: the hypothesis is falsified by the evidenceMore example sentences
- Therefore the Earth's eigenvibrations falsify the Inside-Out theory, but can be easily understood in terms of the Earth's spherical shape, volume and density.
- When Saturn didn't move as predicted, either Newton's theory was falsified, or there was another massive object perturbing the orbit - this turned out to be the planet Uranus.
- I've already named lots of things that could be found that would falsify evolutionary theory completely.
- 2.1Fail to fulfill (a hope, fear, or expectation); remove the justification for: changes falsify individual expectationsMore example sentences
- Her claim in this action falsifies no legitimate assumption or expectation.
- My learned friend reminds me that I should conclude my response to your Honour Justice McHugh's observations about falsifying the expectations of parties, or that what happened falsified someone's expectation.
- This is because any ‘false trading’ would falsify expectations and therefore change agents evaluations of their assets.
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- Therefore, Popper argues for the hallmark of science being falsifiability, the willingness to state under which conditions one will consider one's bold hypothesis to have been falsified.
- One of the core tenets of modern science is falsifiability.
- The problem here is that falsifiability applies at the level of specific scientific claims whereas both evolution and ID are collections of such claims.
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- As a means of solving the problem British philosopher Karl Popper proposed the principle of falsifiability - if a theory is falsifiable, then it is scientific; if it is not falsifiable, then it is not science.
- They seem to think that one can make up any theory, no matter how ridiculous, and unless it is dramatically falsifiable, it's just as valid as a theory that starts with known facts and basic truisms about human behavior and builds from them.
- The model spews out implications that are demonstrably falsifiable given an appropriate dataset; i.e., if one can lay one's hand on a dataset, then the model's predictions can be verified as either true or false.
late Middle English (sense 2): from French falsifier, from medieval Latin falsificare, from Latin falsificus 'making false', from falsus 'false'.