Refutation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌrefjuːˈteɪʃən|  American pronunciation of the word refutation
Brit.  |ˌrefjʊˈteɪʃən|  British pronunciation of the word refutation

noun

- the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions(syn: defence, defense)

his refutation of the charges was short and persuasive

- any evidence that helps to establish the falsity of something (syn: disproof, falsification)
- the act of determining that something is false (syn: disproof, falsification, falsifying, refutal)

Examples

...these are hard scientific facts against which there can be no reasonable refutation...

his refutation of the charges was short and persuasive

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