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## proof |

6 definitions found From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]: Proof \Proof\, a. 1. Used in proving or testing; as a proof load, or proof charge. 2. Firm or successful in resisting; as proof against harm; waterproof; bombproof. I . . . have found thee Proof against all temptation. --Milton. This was a good, stout proof article of faith. --Burke. 3. Being of a certain standard as to strength; -- said of alcoholic liquors. From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]: Proof \Proof\, n. [OF. prove, proeve, F. preuve, fr L. proba, fr probare to prove. See {Prove}.] 1. Any effort, process, or operation designed to establish or discover a fact or truth; an act of testing; a test; a trial. For whatsoever mother wit or art Could work he put in proof. --Spenser. You shall have many proofs to show your skill. --Ford. Formerly, a very rude mode of ascertaining the strength of spirits was practiced, called the proof. --Ure. 2. That degree of evidence which convinces the mind of any truth or fact and produces belief; a test by facts or arguments that induce, or tend to induce, certainty of the judgment; conclusive evidence; demonstration. I'll have some proof. --Shak. It is no proof of a man's understanding to be able to confirm whatever he pleases. --Emerson. Note: Properly speaking, proof is the effect or result of evidence, evidence is the medium of proof. Cf {Demonstration}, 1. 3. The quality or state of having been proved or tried firmness or hardness that resists impression, or does not yield to force; impenetrability of physical bodies. 4. Firmness of mind; stability not to be shaken. 5. (Print.) A trial impression, as from type taken for correction or examination; -- called also {proof sheet}. 6. (Math.) A process for testing the accuracy of an operation performed. Cf {Prove}, v. t., 5. 7. Armor of excellent or tried quality, and deemed impenetrable; properly, armor of proof. [Obs.] --Shak. {Artist's proof}, a very early proof impression of an engraving, or the like -- often distinguished by the artist's signature. {Proof reader}, one who reads, and marks correction in proofs. See def. 5, above. Syn: Testimony; evidence; reason; argument; trial; demonstration. See {Testimony}. From WordNet r 1.6 [wn]: proof adj : (used in combination or as a suffix) able to withstand; "temptation-proof"; "childproof locks" [syn: {proof(p)}] n 1: any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something "if you have any proof for what you say now is the time to produce it" [syn: {cogent evidence}] 2: (logic or mathematics) a formal series of statements showing that if one thing is true something else necessarily follows from it 3: a measure of alcoholic strength expressed as an integer twice the percentage of alcohol present (by volume) 4: (printing) a trial impression made to check for errors [syn: {test copy}] 5: a trial print from a negative 6: the act of finding or testing the truth of something [syn: {validation}, {validating}, {proving}] v 1: make or take a proof of such as a photographic negative, an etching, or typeset 2: read for errors [syn: {proofread}] 3: activate by mixing with water and sometimes sugar or milk; "proof yeast" 4: make resistant, as to water, sound, errors, etc From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (13 Mar 01) [foldoc]: proof 1.A {finite} sequence of {well-formed formula}s, F1, F2, ... Fn where each Fi either is an {axiom}, or follows by some rule of inference from some of the previous F's, and Fn is the statement being proved. See also {proof theory}. 2. A left-associative {natural language} {parser} by Craig R. Latta . Ported to {Decstation 3100}, {Sun-4}. {(ftp://scam.berkeley.edu/pub/src/local/proof/)} E-mail: . Mailing list: proof-requestf@xcf.berkeley.edu (Subject: add me). (1994-11-29) From THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY ((C)1911 Released April 15 1993) [devils]: PROOF, n. Evidence having a shade more of plausibility than of unlikelihood. The testimony of two credible witnesses as opposed to that of only one From THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY ((C)1911 Released April 15 1993) [devils]: PROOF-:READER:, n. A malefactor who atones for making your writing nonsense by permitting the compositor to make it unintelligible.

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