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ref·u·ta·tion

 (rĕf′yo͝o-tā′shən) also re·fut·al (rĭ-fyo͞ot′l)
n.
1. The act of refuting.
2. Something, such as an argument, that refutes someone or something.
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refutation

(ˌrɛfjʊˈteɪʃən)
n
1. the act or process of refuting
2. something that refutes; disproof
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ref•u•ta•tion

(ˌrɛf yʊˈteɪ ʃən)

also re•fut•al

(rɪˈfyut l)

n.
an act of refuting a statement, charge, etc.; disproof.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.refutation - 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"
answer - the speech act of replying to a question
confutation - the speech act of refuting conclusively
rebuttal - the speech act of refuting by offering a contrary contention or argument
2.refutation - any evidence that helps to establish the falsity of something
evidence, grounds - your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief; "the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling"
reductio, reductio ad absurdum - (reduction to the absurd) a disproof by showing that the consequences of the proposition are absurd; or a proof of a proposition by showing that its negation leads to a contradiction
confutation - evidence that refutes conclusively
counterexample - refutation by example
3.refutation - the act of determining that something is false
determination, finding - the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation; "the determination of molecular structures"
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refutation

[ˌrefjʊˈteɪʃən] Nrefutación f
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refutation

nWiderlegung f
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refutation

[ˌrɛfjuːˈteɪʃn] n (frm) → confutazione f
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refute

(rəˈfjuːt) verb
to prove that (a person, statement etc) is wrong. You can easily refute his argument.
reˈfutable adjective
ˌrefuˈtation (refju-) noun
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