1 the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions; "his refutation of the charges was short and persuasive"; "in defense he said the other man started it" [syn: defense, defence]
- Rhymes: -eɪʃǝn
an act of refuting
In informal logic an objection, also known as a refutation, is a reason arguing against a premise, lemma or main contention. An objection to an objection is known as a rebuttal.
refutation in Portuguese: Refutação
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