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Demonstration, in the strict and proper sense, is the highest form of proof, and gives the most absolute certainty, but can not be applied outside of pure mathematics or other strictly deductive reasoning; there can be proof and certainty, however, in matters that do not admit of demonstration. A conclusion is the absolute and necessary result of the admission of certain premises; an inference is a probable conclusion toward which known facts, statements, or admissions point, but which they do not absolutely establish; sound premises, together with their necessary conclusion, constitute a demonstration. Evidence is that which tends to show a thing to be true; in the widest sense, as including self-evidence or consciousness, it is the basis of all knowledge. Proof in the strict sense is complete, irresistible evidence; as, there was much evidence against the accused, but not amounting to proof of guilt. Moral certainty is a conviction resting on such evidence as puts a matter beyond reasonable doubt, while not so irresistible as demonstration. Compare HYPOTHESIS; INDUCTION.
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proof, cogent evidencenoun
any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something
"if you have any proof for what you say, now is the time to produce it"
a formal series of statements showing that if one thing is true something else necessarily follows from it
a measure of alcoholic strength expressed as an integer twice the percentage of alcohol present (by volume)
proof, test copy, trial impressionnoun
(printing) an impression made to check for errors
a trial photographic print from a negative
validation, proof, substantiationadjective
the act of validating; finding or testing the truth of something
(used in combination or as a suffix) able to withstand
"temptation-proof"; "childproof locks"
make or take a proof of, such as a photographic negative, an etching, or typeset
knead to reach proper lightness
read for errors
"I should proofread my manuscripts"
activate by mixing with water and sometimes sugar or milk
make resistant (to harm)
"proof the materials against shrinking in the dryer"
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After the bare requisites of living and reproducing, man wants most to leave some record of himself, a proof, perhaps, that he has really existed. He leaves his proof on wood, on stone, or on the lives of other people. This deep desire exists in everyone, from the boy who scribbles on a wall to the Buddha who etches his image in the race mind. Life is so unreal. I think that we seriously doubt that we exist and go about trying to prove that we do.
He has a different standard of persuasion and proof. Nothing more, he questions (climate change) and cares about the environment.
Somebody armed with the QQ proof can literally charge the world.
There's doctors, nurses and scientists on the frontlines. They're living proof that most superheroes don't wear capes, we hope this bit of entertainment can feed and fuel your souls.
It is further proof that refugee movements and the broader issue of migration of populations ... is a global challenge that cannot be confined to a few countries.
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- provaCatalan, Valencian
- koevedos, koestus, todiste, todistus, koeFinnish
- preuve, épreuveFrench
- dearbhadh, dìonachScottish Gaelic
- bizonyítás, bizonyítékHungarian
- probă, dovadăRomanian
- доказательство, корректураRussian
- prova, proba, proaSardinian
- bằng chứngVietnamese
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