Popperian

adjective
Pop·​per·​ian | \ päˈperēən, -ˈpir- \

Definition of Popperian

: of, relating to, or characteristic of the theories of Karl Popper especially : of or relating to the theory that a hypothesis can be falsified by observed exceptions but never absolutely proven to be true

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First Known Use of Popperian

1958, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Popperian

Karl Popper †1994 British (Austrian-born) philosopher + English -an entry 2

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“Popperian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Popperian. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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