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## proving |

2 definitions found From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]: Prove \Prove\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Proved}; p. pr & vb n. {Proving}.] [OE. prover, F. prouver, fr L. probare to try approve, prove, fr probus good, proper. Cf {Probable}, {Proof}, {Probe}.] 1. To try or to ascertain by an experiment, or by a test or standard; to test; as to prove the strength of gunpowder or of ordnance; to prove the contents of a vessel by a standard measure. Thou hast proved mine heart. --Ps. xvii. 3. 2. To evince, establish, or ascertain, as truth, reality, or fact by argument, testimony, or other evidence. They have inferred much from slender premises, and conjectured when they could not prove. --J. H. Newman. 3. To ascertain or establish the genuineness or validity of to verify; as to prove a will 4. To gain experience of the good or evil of to know by trial; to experience; to suffer. Where she captived long, great woes did prove. --Spenser. 5. (Arith.) To test, evince, ascertain, or verify, as the correctness of any operation or result; thus in subtraction, if the difference between two numbers, added to the lesser number, makes a sum equal to the greater, the correctness of the subtraction is proved. 6. (Printing) To take a trial impression of to take a proof of as to prove a page. Syn: To try verify; justify; confirm; establish; evince; manifest; show demonstrate. From WordNet r 1.6 [wn]: proving n : the act of finding or testing the truth of something [syn: {validation}, {validating}, {proof}]

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