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  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 
  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. 
  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 
  For  whatsoever  mother  wit  or  art  Could  work  he  put 
  in  proof.  --Spenser. 
  You  shall  have  many  proofs  to  show  your  skill. 
  Formerly,  a  very  rude  mode  of  ascertaining  the 
  strength  of  spirits  was  practiced,  called  the  proof. 
  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]: 
  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]: 
  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}. 
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  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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