Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of REFUTATION

Pronunciation:  `refyû'teyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of determining that something is false
  2. [n]  any evidence that helps to establish the falsity of something
  3. [n]  the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions; "his refutation of the charges was short and persuasive"; "in defense he said the other man started it"
 

REFUTATION is a 10 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: defence, defense, disproof, disproof, falsification, falsification, falsifying
 
 See Also: answer, confutation, confutation, counterexample, determination, evidence, finding, grounds, rebuttal, reductio, reductio ad absurdum

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ref`u*ta"tion\ (r?f`?*t?"sh?n), n. [L. refutatio:
cf. F. r['e]futation.]
The act or process of refuting or disproving, or the state of
being refuted; proof of falsehood or error; the overthrowing
of an argument, opinion, testimony, doctrine, or theory, by
argument or countervailing proof.

      Same of his blunders seem rather to deserve a flogging
      than a refutation.                       --Macaulay.

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY