refutation

[ ref-yoo-tey-shuh n ]
/ ˌrɛf yʊˈteɪ ʃən /

noun

an act of refuting a statement, charge, etc.; disproof.

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Also re·fut·al [ri-fyoot-l] /rɪˈfyut l/.

Origin of refutation

1540–50; < Latin refūtātiōn- (stem of refūtātiō), equivalent to refūtāt(us) (past participle of refūtāre to refute; see -ate1) + -iōn- -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM refutation

non·re·fut·al, nounnon·ref·u·ta·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for refutation

refutation
/ (ˌrɛfjʊˈteɪʃən) /

noun

the act or process of refuting
something that refutes; disproof
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