indirect proof


noun

an argument for a proposition that shows its negation to be incompatible with a previously accepted or established premise.

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British Dictionary definitions for indirect proof

indirect proof

noun

logic maths proof of a conclusion by showing its negation to be self-contradictory; reductio ad absurdumCompare direct (def. 17)
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