Refutation

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Origin

Latin refutare to check, suppress, refute

Definitions

  • 1: to prove wrong by argument or evidence : show to be false or erroneous
  • 2: to deny the truth or accuracy of <refuted the allegations>
  • Older Noun ca.1350
  • 1. Shelter or protection from trouble or danger. refuge
  • 2. A person who or thing which provides shelter, aid, or protection
  • 3. A place of safety or security
  • 4. A means or source of protection, aid, shelter, etc.

Description

In informal logic an objection (also called expostulation or refutation), is a reason arguing against a premise, lemma or main contention. An objection to an objection is known as a rebuttal.