confirmability theory

noun

Definition of confirmability theory

: a modification of the verifiability principle according to which a requirement or criterion for the meaningfulness of a factual statement is its susceptibility to the possibility of being either theoretically or actually supported by reference to empirical facts

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History and Etymology for confirmability theory

confirmability from confirmable + -ity

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“Confirmability theory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/confirmability%20theory. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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