v. t.1.To take a counter proof of, or a copy in reverse, by taking an impression directly from the face of an original. See Counter proof, under Counter.
[imp. & p. p. Counterproved (-pr??vd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Counterproving.]
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The language is at the centre of a debate about whether its structures counterprove generally assumed linguistic universals, following Everett's (2005) claim that Piraha lacks syntactic complexity, in particular the generative notion of recursion.