Definition of refutation
: the act or process of refuting
Examples of refutation in a Sentence
these are hard scientific facts against which there can be no reasonable refutation
Recent Examples of refutation from the Web
Sputnik News published a refutation, indicating that the fund was not a part of Russian state bank Vnesheconombank, as the CNN report had claimed.
There must be greater efforts from government, civil society and religious groups to ensure the condemnations, refutations and alternatives to terrorism are sufficiently present and accessible online.
The best refutation of what Loomis said comes in the fact that Willie Godbolt and Michael Wayne Pettigrew are still alive today.
In fact, Durocher’s 51-year career as a player and manager was an emphatic refutation of his famous words.
So far, the model has resisted all attempts at refutation.
Kahneman says—the discovery of loss aversion proved to be an important refutation of human rationality.
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