Definitions for: Falsification


[n] the act of determining that something is false
[n] the act of rendering something false as by fraudulent changes (of documents or measures etc.) or counterfeiting
[n] a willful perversion of facts
[n] any evidence that helps to establish the falsity of something



Webster (1913) Definition: Fal`si*fi*ca"tion, n. [Cf. F. falsification.]
1. The act of falsifying, or making false; a counterfeiting;
the giving to a thing an appearance of something which it
is not.

To counterfeit the living image of king in his
person exceedeth all falsifications. --Bacon.

2. Willful misstatement or misrepresentation.

Extreme necessity . . . forced him upon this bold
and violent falsification of the doctrine of the
alliance. --Bp.
Warburton.

3. (Equity) The showing an item of charge in an account to be
wrong. --Story.

Synonyms: disproof, disproof, falsehood, falsifying, misrepresentaation, refutation, refutation

See Also: actus reus, confutation, counterexample, deceit, deception, determination, dishonesty, dissembling, dissimulation, distortion, equivocation, evidence, fabrication, finding, forgery, frame-up, grounds, knavery, lying, misconduct, overrefinement, prevarication, reductio, reductio ad absurdum, setup, sophistication, straining, tergiversation, torture, twisting, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct

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