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Noun: refutation  ,re-fyû'tey-shun
  1. The speech act of answering an attack on your assertions
    "his refutation of the charges was short and persuasive";
    - defense [US], defence [Brit, Cdn]
  2. Any evidence that helps to establish the falsity of something
    - disproof, falsification
  3. The act of determining that something is false
    - falsification, falsifying, disproof, refutal

Derived forms: refutations

Type of: answer, determination, evidence, finding, grounds

Encyclopedia: Refutation