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 (ĭ-rĕf′yə-tə-bəl, ĭr′ĭ-fyo͞o′-)
Impossible to refute or disprove; incontrovertible: irrefutable arguments; irrefutable evidence of guilt.

ir·ref′u·ta·bil′i·ty n.
ir·ref′u·ta·bly adv.


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By utilizing the inherent irrefutability within blockchain technologies, we can make great strides in highlighting tampering, reducing the risk of counterfeits and actually saving lives.
He has steered our mind clear of pseudo-nationalism to a right perception of the implications of that patriotism for the Indian Muslim which, while not forgetting the true interests of the Motherland, holds fast to Islam; and above all he has, by making it his own by the clarity of his exposition and the irrefutability of his arguments, given an irresistible momentum to that life-giving movement - the movement for the creation of sovereign Muslim States in those parts of India where Islam pervades i.
Form-factor diversity" is irrefutability in favor of PPG over ECG.
It seems strange that a (presumably) rigorously kept archaeological record would be subjected to such testing, that the archaeologists would appeal to the irrefutability of the experimental sciences before anyone had even questioned the authenticity of their finds.
Citing the irrefutability of the benefits to neuroscience research of the study into the effects on the brain of psychedelic drugs, Sessa and Worthley discuss the history of earlier research into psychedelics before the ban in the 1970s, and look at the possibility of a reprise of interest in developing these drugs as aides to clinical therapy.
3) A's treatment of Don Giovanni accordingly alternates between brandishing the ponderous categories of Hegelian and Schellingian aesthetics in a show of dialectical irrefutability, and avowing--within a section deprecatingly labeled "Insignificant Introduction"--that such devices are inadequate to what he calls his lyrical thought, (4) flimsy justifications of the fact that he is so fully besotted with the opera that he owes his entire life's meaning to it.
In the Criticism of the third paralogism of transcendental psychology of the first Critique Kant accepts the irrefutability of the Heraclitean notion of universal becoming or the transitory nature of all things, admitting the impossibility of positing a totally persistent and self-conscious subject:
In the present context, it hardly matters whether or not I am right concerning the irrefutability of any of these three theories [those of Freud, Adler, and Marx]: here they serve merely as examples, as illustrations.
Mayra Santos-Febres and Ana-Maurine Lara depict the issues of sexualities and body politics in the Hispanic Caribbean by "queering" the argument about sexual identities and power through the use of the orisha in their challenges to the supposed irrefutability of gender identities and in the deconstruction of gender normative ideologies.
But, as if to establish the irrefutability of the point, Bersani catalogues other examples, including a U.
or use the word "surely" to suggest irrefutability.
This is more apt to be the case when representations work naively within genres that produce effects of transparency and irrefutability instead of challenging the very terms through which Indigenous lives are assigned their places in the dominant "partition of the perceptible.