spuriousness


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spu·ri·ous

 (spyo͝or′ē-əs)
adj.
1. Lacking authenticity or validity in essence or origin; not genuine: spurious poems attributed to Shakespeare.
2. Not trustworthy; dubious or fallacious: spurious reasoning; a spurious justification.
3. Archaic Born to unwed parents.

[From Late Latin spurius, from Latin, illegitimate, probably of Etruscan origin.]

spu′ri·ous·ly adv.
spu′ri·ous·ness n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spuriousness - state of lacking genuineness
falseness, falsity - the state of being false or untrue; "argument could not determine its truth or falsity"
genuineness - the state of being genuine
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spuriousness

noun
Plausible but invalid reasoning:
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Translations

spuriousness

[ˈspjʊərɪəsnɪs] Nfalsedad f
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spuriousness

n (of claim, claimant)mangelnde Berechtigung; (of document, account)Falschheit f; (of anger, interest, affection)mangelnde Echtheit; (of argument)Fadenscheinigkeit f
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(17) Notwithstanding the theoretical arguments, to alleviate these concerns about the spuriousness of our results we test for stationarity using two related panel unit root tests: the test of Levin, Lin, and Chu (2002) (LLC) and the test of Im, Pesaran, and Shin (2003) (IPS).
One limitation of past studies of the association between weight status and substance use is the failure to consider the role of other plausible explanations of substance use, in order to reduce concerns about spuriousness and omitted variable bias.
The spuriousness of excuses is one (the alleged killing of policemen across the Line of Control and Pakistan Post stamps issued in July that depicted Burhan Wani), the other is use of language that stops short of expectations (incluAding personal attacks on Prime Minister Imran Khan).
(22) Although they are wrong to imply that the pious sisters "grugge ageyns Godys myght," their criticism illuminates the potential spuriousness of Christ's mourning as indicative of his aversion to it.
The test is robust to nonstationarity (the spuriousness would show up in the averaging), parameter heterogeneity or structural breaks and performs well even in small samples.
Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has, again, debunked the narrative that it has left the shores of Delta State to safer climes, saying its contributions to the physical, socioeconomic and educational development of the state attest to the spuriousness of the claim.
The results will be filtered using various diagnostic tests such as time series hetroskedasticity developed by Breusch and Pagan (1979) for the efficiency of the model, first order time series autocorrelation for the validity of the model6, cross-sectional dependence test developed by Pesaran (2004) for the validity of the model and Pesaran (2007) CIPS unit root test of residuals to check the spuriousness of the estimates.
(42) Such films echoed what Timothy Johnston identifies as the three central themes of Soviet anti-Western propaganda: workers struggling under economic and racial exploitation; the spuriousness of "capitalist democracy"; and the "soulless, economically driven nature of capitalist society" that caused "gangsterism" and cynicism to be rife in the West.
As a matter of fact, "in order for a plaintiff to recover she [was required to] prove that her property [wa]s what she claims it to be", since otherwise she could not establish that "defendant's statement regarding its spuriousness was false".