Origin of refutation
OTHER WORDS FROM refutationnon·re·fut·al, nounnon·ref·u·ta·tion, noun
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How to use refutation in a sentence
Being open to refutation is one of the most widely appreciated principles of science.
The philosopher Karl Popper once said that science needs bold conjectures and attempted refutations.
Douthat more or less treats the Oregon study as a de facto refutation of that entire, separate area of research.No, Really, It's Possible That Health Insurance May Not Make Us Healthier|Megan McArdle|May 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Which is not exactly a refutation or a denial so much as a talking point aimed at giving political partisans something to say.Jack Lew and the Obama Administration’s Finance-Friendly Status Quo|Lloyd Green|February 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Charlus' physical bravery is Proust's refutation of an ancient antigay stereotype.
The geologist David R. Montgomery set out to write a “straightforward refutation of creationism.”How Noah’s Flood Spurred Science: David R. Montgomery’s ‘The Rocks Don’t Lie’|David Sessions|August 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The metaphor that America is like a garden is not a gimmick, but powerful refutation of neoclassical economics.
But this pleasantry, excellent as pleasantry, hardly deserves serious refutation.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
And it may be asserted, without fear of refutation, that no federative government could exist without a similar provision.Key-Notes of American Liberty|Various
Neither was the campaign of 1813 or 1814 any refutation of this.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II (2 vols)|Thomas De Quincey
The refutation of this error was reserved for the surgeon, Bass.Celebrated Travels and Travellers|Jules Verne
"Refutation and conclusion by the affirmative," said the chairman.Ramsey Milholland|Booth Tarkington