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English noun: falsification

1. falsification (cognition) any evidence that helps to establish the falsity of something

Synonymsdisproof, refutation

Broader (hypernym)evidence, grounds

Narrower (hyponym)confutation, counterexample, reductio, reductio ad absurdum

2. falsification (act) a willful perversion of facts


Broader (hypernym)actus reus, misconduct, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct

Narrower (hyponym)deceit, deception, dissembling, dissimulation, distortion, equivocation, fabrication, lying, overrefinement, prevarication, straining, tergiversation, torture, twisting

3. falsification (act) the act of rendering something false as by fraudulent changes (of documents or measures etc.) or counterfeiting


Broader (hypernym)dishonesty, knavery

Narrower (hyponym)forgery, frame-up, setup, sophistication

4. falsification (act) the act of determining that something is false

Synonymsdisproof, falsifying, refutal, refutation

Broader (hypernym)determination, finding

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