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Meaning of "refutable" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF REFUTABLE

refutable  [rɪˈfjuːtəbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF REFUTABLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Refutable is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES REFUTABLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

refutable

Falsifiability

Falsifiability or refutability of a statement, hypothesis, or theory is an inherent possibility to prove it to be false. A statement is called falsifiable if it is possible to conceive an observation or an argument which proves the statement in question to be false. In this sense, falsify is synonymous with nullify, meaning not "to commit fraud" but "show to be false". Some philosophers argue that science must be falsifiable. For example, by the problem of induction, no number of confirming observations can verify a universal generalization, such as All swans are white, yet it is logically possible to falsify it by observing a single black swan. Thus, the term falsifiability is sometimes synonymous to testability. Some statements, such as It will be raining here in one million years, are falsifiable in principle, but not in practice. The concern with falsifiability gained attention by way of philosopher of science Karl Popper's scientific epistemology "falsificationism".

Definition of refutable in the English dictionary

The definition of refutable in the dictionary is able to be disproved or proved to be incorrect.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH REFUTABLE


bootable
ˈbuːtəbəl
commutable
kəˈmjuːtəbəl
computable
kəmˈpjuːtəbəl
dilutable
daɪˈluːtəbəl
disputable
dɪˈspjuːtəbəl
executable
ˈɛksɪˌkjuːtəbəl
immutable
ɪˈmjuːtəbəl
imputable
ɪmˈpjuːtəbəl
indisputable
ˌɪndɪˈspjuːtəbəl
inscrutable
ɪnˈskruːtəbəl
mutable
ˈmjuːtəbəl
permutable
pɜːˈmjuːtəbəl
prosecutable
ˈprɒsɪˌkjuːtəbəl
reconstitutable
riːˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːtəbəl
recruitable
rɪˈkruːtəbəl
shootable
ˈʃuːtəbəl
substitutable
ˌsʌbstɪˈtjuːtəbəl
suitable
ˈsuːtəbəl
undisputable
ˌʌndɪsˈpjuːtəbəl
unsuitable
ʌnˈsuːtəbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE REFUTABLE

refuse chute
refuse collection
refuse collector
refuse destructor
refuse disposal
refuse disposal service
refuse disposal unit
refuse dump
refuse lorry
refuse truck
refusenik
refuser
refusion
refusnik
refutability
refutably
refutal
refutation
refute
refuter

WORDS THAT END LIKE REFUTABLE

able
acceptable
accountable
adjustable
charitable
comfortable
inevitable
notable
on the table
palatable
portable
printable
profitable
reputable
stable
table
timetable
uncomfortable
unforgettable
unstable
vegetable

Synonyms and antonyms of refutable in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «refutable» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF REFUTABLE

Find out the translation of refutable to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
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Translator English - Chinese

可辩驳
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

refutable
570 millions of speakers

English

refutable
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

खंडन करने योग्य
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يمكن تفنيده
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

опровержима
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

refutável
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

খণ্ডনীয়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

réfutable
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Dihina
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

widerlegbar
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

反駁
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

논박
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Refutable
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

có thể biện bác
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

refutable
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

न वापरण्याजोगा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çürütülebilir
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

confutabile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

obalenia,
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

опровержімие
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

refutabile
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μαχητό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

weerlegbare
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vederläggligt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

refutable
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of refutable

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «REFUTABLE»

The term «refutable» is normally little used and occupies the 113.870 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «REFUTABLE» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «REFUTABLE»

Discover the use of refutable in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to refutable and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Computational Aspects of General Equilibrium Theory: ...
This monograph presents a general equilibrium methodology for microeconomic policy analysis intended to serve as an alternative to the now classical, axiomatic general equilibrium theory as exposited in Debreu's Theory of Value(1959) or ...
Donald Brown, Felix Kubler, 2008
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Sets and Proofs
If a sequent (s, Tb — > c) is refutable in n + 1 steps but not in 0 steps, then for all inferences / with conclusion (s, Tb — > c) some sequent d{I, (s, Tb A c) , p) is refutable in n steps. Now some of these sequents contain the formula Tb — > c, while ...
S. Barry Cooper, John K. Truss, 1999
3
The Lady Or the Tiger?: And Other Logic Puzzles
If Y is false, then X is not refutable (since Y says that X is refutable), and so in this case, X is false but not refutable. Therefore, either Y is true and not provable or X is false and not refutable. (b) Take NP - NRA - NP - NRA for X, and NRA — NP ...
Raymond M. Smullyan, 2009
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Satan, Cantor & Infinity: Mind-boggling Puzzles
Mind-boggling Puzzles Raymond M. Smullyan. Suppose X is true. Then Y is provable (as X asserts); hence Y is true; hence X is refutable (as Y asserts), which is not possible. Therefore, X cannot be true; it must be false. Then Y is not provable ...
Raymond M. Smullyan, 2009
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The Godelian Puzzle Book: Puzzles, Paradoxes and Proofs
We first note that for any expression X: (1) H(H#'X) is provable iff H(XX) is refutable. Reason. H(H#'X) is provable iff H#'X is provable (since H is a provability predicate), which in turn is the case iff H#X is refutable (by C1), iff H( XX) is refutable ...
Raymond M. Smullyan, 2013
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Computational Models of Argument: Proceedings of COMMA 2012
1, x is refutable w.r.t. S = {w,z} since w →S x and {w →S x,z →S y} is the reinstatement set. To decide whether an argument is acceptable to a set of arguments or not, method 2 examines the attackers who defeat the argument w.r.t. the ...
Bart Verheij, Stefan Szeider, Stefan Woltran, 2012
7
Godel's Incompleteness Theorems
We let P be the set of Godel numbers of the provable formulas of S and R be the set of Godel numbers of the refutable formulas of S. As with the special case of P. A., we let P* be the set of all n such that En[n] is provable in S, and we let R* be  ...
Bloomington Raymond M. Smullyan Professor of Philosophy Indiana University, 1992
8
Software Engineering 3: Domains, Requirements, and Software ...
7 .4 Refutable Assertions Characterisation. By a refutable assertion we mean a claim that may be shown to be wrong. I 7.4.1 Designation and Definition Assertions In Example 7.5, where we described railway nets of lines and stations, we put ...
Dines Bjørner, 2006
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Nature and Divinity in Plato's Timaeus
So a whole block is eikôs at best even when its fundamental principles are beyond question. It helps if we distinguish between the irrefutable and the non- refutable, treating the former as a sub-class of the latter. Irrefutable (anelenctoi) logoi are ...
Sarah Broadie, 2011
10
Deduction Systems
Suppose that S is input refutable, and let A(S) be the set of atoms appearing in S. We prove that 5 is unit refutable by induction on the cardinality of A(S). If \A(S)\ = 0, then either s = 0or5={Q}. In either case, the conclusion holds. If |-4(S)| > 0, ...
Rolf Socher-Ambrosius, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «REFUTABLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term refutable is used in the context of the following news items.
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Gov't ministries, departments heavily indebted to UDC
The debt to you is not refutable or disputed. Just a letter to acknowledge it, and offset it, should be enough. I don't care how it is done, do it. The technicalities of ... «Jamaica Observer, Jul 15»
2
Celebrating Soyinka In A Recession By Soyombo Opeyemi
There is intellectual recession in Nigeria. It is high time we conducted an intellectual audit of tutors in our higher institutions of learning. Is it refutable, as ... «SaharaReporters.com, Jul 15»
3
The Trump card
Trump's statement that Mexico is “not sending their best” is less statistically refutable, though Zapari is among many who take umbrage at it. “We take a lot of ... «Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Jul 15»
4
7 On Your Side warns homes with security signs often target of door …
"You should be looking to have a refutable company that has true experts working for it in your home, looking at your stuff and all the vulnerable points of entry ... «abc7news.com, Jul 15»
5
Gay Marriage Still Refutable On Virtue Of Religious Freedom
The June 26 Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges should peaceably coexist alongside the rights to free exercise of religion and speech, said Ken ... «Morning News USA, Jun 15»
6
What Mayank and Maneesh are saying is ir- refutable.
It would have to be a kindergarten kid, who can identify, the closeness, especially, the FAQ section, as Mayank id'd it. It's a ripoff, verbatim, word to word, para to ... «VC Circle, Jun 15»
7
Bougainville's Kauona alleges election fraud
For [President] Momis to score that number it is refutable. This is the new generation, it is not the old generation that used to favour Momis way back before the ... «Radio New Zealand, Jun 15»
8
Does Brazil's new speaker of the lower house want the government …
“And the data that he puts there is perfectly refutable.” 'Ideology of power'. Born in 1958 and married to former television newsreader Claudia Cruz, Cunha has ... «Washington Post, May 15»
9
The New Atheists are back — and dumber than ever
But religion, faith, God — especially for monotheistic Jews, Christians, and Muslims — involve far more than philosophically refutable propositions about the ... «The Week Magazine, May 15»
10
Brian Williams has never lied on Twitter
A few days ago I had been willing to at least entertain the notion because the alternative – he knowingly and repeatedly told an easily refutable whopper ... «Network World, Feb 15»

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