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counterexample

[ koun-ter-ig-zam-puhl, -zahm- ]
/ ˈkaʊn tər ɪgˌzæm pəl, -ˌzɑm- /
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noun
an example that refutes an assertion or claim.
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Origin of counterexample

First recorded in 1955–60; counter- + example
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British Dictionary definitions for counterexample

counterexample
/ (ˈkaʊntərɪɡˌzɑːmpəl) /

noun
an example or fact that is inconsistent with a hypothesis and may be used in argument against it
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