Definition of disproof in English:

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Pronunciation: /disˈpro͞of/


1A set of facts that prove that something is untrue: the theory also provides a disproof of the principle of closure
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  • And he regards such theories as decisive ‘disproofs’ of theism.
  • Over the last three years, various ‘disproofs’ have been put forward, but none stands up to scrutiny.
  • If you really want to look at the early history of the idea and some of its disproofs, see here.
1.1The action of proving that something is untrue: considerations that are subject to scientific verification or disproof
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  • The longer a scientific theory resists disproof and continues to explain data well, the more certain we are that it is true.
  • In the United States, nebulous factors like ‘leadership’ or ‘overcoming adversity’ have likewise served as automatic offsets whose validity or lack of validity is not subject to proof or disproof.
  • The real world does provide the possibility of disproof.

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Syllabification: dis·proof

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