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[dis-proof] /dɪsˈpruf/
the act of disproving.
proof to the contrary; refutation.
Origin of disproof
First recorded in 1525-35; dis-1 + proof Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • That a few men pass from one class to another is no disproof of this.

    Socialism John Spargo
  • Yet he wrought these theories one after another to their own disproof.

    Myths and Marvels of Astronomy Richard A. Proctor
  • No documentary proof can be given of its veracity; and there is no disproof.

    Sir Walter Ralegh William Stebbing
  • Is this one of the reasons why the believer is able to continue a believer in spite of all disproof?

  • What did occur to me was an argument, at least to my mind, in disproof of the efficacy of this precaution.

    Pepita Ximenez Juan Valera
  • But there are assertions which are subjects for proof or disproof, viz.

  • As we have already said, the hypothesis is one which does not admit either of proof or disproof.

    Evolution Frank B. Jevons
  • That he is frequently shot is no disproof of this assertion.

  • The Friar lifted up his foot in disproof, but the shoe was there.

  • Given a verifiable hypothesis, however, what constitutes proof or disproof?

    Logic Carveth Read
British Dictionary definitions for disproof


facts that disprove something
the act of disproving
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for disproof

1530s; see dis- + proof.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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