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Reductio ad absurdum

noun
1.
(reduction to the absurd) a disproof by showing that the consequences of the proposition are absurd; or a proof of a proposition by showing that its negation leads to a contradiction.  Synonym: reductio.






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Words linked to "Reductio ad absurdum" :   refutation, disproof, falsification, reductio



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