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pop·per

 (pŏp′ər)
n.
1. One that pops.
2. A container or pan for making popcorn.
3. Slang An ampoule of amyl nitrite or butyl nitrite, used illicitly to induce euphoria and enhance sexual stimulation.

popper

(ˈpɒpə)
n
1. a person or thing that pops
2. (Knitting & Sewing) Brit an informal name for press stud
3. (Cookery) chiefly US and Canadian a container for cooking popcorn in
4. (Recreational Drugs) slang an amyl nitrite capsule, which is crushed and its contents inhaled by drug users as a stimulant

Popper

(ˈpɒpə)
n
(Biography) Sir Karl. 1902–94, British philosopher, born in Vienna. In The Logic of Scientific Discovery (1934), he proposes that knowledge cannot be absolutely confirmed, but rather that science progresses by the experimental refutation of the current theory and its consequent replacement by a new theory, equally provisional but covering more of the known data. The Open Society and its Enemies (1945) is a critique of dogmatic political philosophies, such as Marxism. Other works are The Poverty of Historicism (1957), Conjectures and Refutations (1963), and Objective Knowledge (1972)
Popperian n, adj

pop•per

(ˈpɒp ər)

n.
1. a person or thing that pops.
2. a covered pan used for popping corn.
3. a vial of amyl or butyl nitrite abused as a vasodilator for the effect of exhilaration.
[1740–50]

Pop•per

(ˈpɒp ər)

n. Sir Karl (Rai•mund) (ˈreɪ mənd)
1902–94, British philosopher, born in Austria.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Popper - British philosopher (born in Austria) who argued that scientific theories can never be proved to be true, but are tested by attempts to falsify them (1902-1994)
philosopher - a specialist in philosophy
2.popper - a container of stimulant drug (amyl nitrate or butyl nitrite)
excitant, stimulant drug, stimulant - a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process
3.popper - a container for cooking popcorn
cooker - a utensil for cooking
Translations
poppers

popper

[ˈpɒpəʳ] N
1. (Brit) (= press-stud) → corchete m
2. (Drugs) cápsula de nitrito amílico

popper

[ˈpɒpər] n (British)bouton-pression m

popper

n (Brit inf: = press-stud) → Druckknopf m

popper

[ˈpɒpəʳ] n (Brit) → (bottone m) automatico

popper

n. pop. nombre atribuído a algunas drogas adictivas.
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I think that majoritarian democracy, which includes a Popperian capacity to "throw the bums out" that is lacking in all aristocratic or expert-driven decision-making setups, for all its flaws and all the political ignorance of the voters who are given such a big role, nevertheless still offers the least-bad way to govern tens and hundreds of millions of people.
What may be required is full deployment of a Popperian epistemology to properly test the central propositions of AGW.
The Popperian Legacy in Economic, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
33), Brinkema worries in a Popperian search for some falsifiability criteria.
The Open Society and its Enemies in East Asia: The Relevance of the Popperian Framework
The use of reflective journal keeping in a teacher education program: a Popperian analysis.
The foundations of economic method--A Popperian perspective, London, Routledge, 2003.
This, I judge, is nothing but a conspiracy theory par excellence in the Popperian sense.
This dialectical method is accordingly defined in Popperian terms, as a method of trial, failure and success.
It is consistent with democratic values and the Popperian idea of an open society that an editor selects articles for publication that provide diverse perspectives.
Such prescientific behaviors are evidence that the field of entrepreneurship may not be prepared to adopt a Popperian philosophy.