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falsification


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Falsification  \Fal`si*fi*ca"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  falsification.] 
  1.  The  act  of  falsifying,  or  making  false;  a  counterfeiting; 
  the  giving  to  a  thing  an  appearance  of  something  which  it 
  is  not 
 
  To  counterfeit  the  living  image  of  king  in  his 
  person  exceedeth  all  falsifications.  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  Willful  misstatement  or  misrepresentation. 
 
  Extreme  necessity  .  .  .  forced  him  upon  this  bold 
  and  violent  falsification  of  the  doctrine  of  the 
  alliance.  --Bp. 
  Warburton 
 
  3.  (Equity)  The  showing  an  item  of  charge  in  an  account  to  be 
  wrong  --Story. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  falsification 
  n  1:  any  evidence  that  helps  to  establish  the  falsity  of 
  something  [syn:  {disproof},  {refutation}] 
  2:  a  willful  act  of  falsifying  [syn:  {misrepresentation},  {falsehood}] 
  3:  the  act  of  determining  that  something  is  false  [syn:  {falsifying}, 
  {disproving},  {refuting},  {confuting}] 




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