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proof

noun

1 proof

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.

synonym: cogent evidence.

Roget 626: plan, scheme, design, project; proposal, proposition, suggestion; resolution, motion; precaution etc. (provision) 673; deep-laid plan ... show more

Roget 591: printing; block printing, type-printing; plate printing etc. 558 (engraving); the press etc. (publication) 531; composition.    print, letterpress, ... show more

Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics; Zeitgeist.    [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more

Roget 478: demonstration, proof, rigorous proof; conclusiveness etc. adj.; apodeixis, apodixis, probation, comprobation.    logic of facts etc. (evidence) ... show more

Roget 467: evidence; facts, premises, data, praecognita [Lat.], grounds.    indication etc. 550; criterion etc. (test) 463.    testimony, ... show more

Roget 463: experiment; essay etc. (attempt) 675; analysis etc. (investigation) 461; screen; trial, tentative method, t=atonnement.    verification, ... show more

Dutch: bewijs, blijk, getuige, getuigenis, proef, proefje, proeve



2 proof

A formal series of statements showing that if one thing is true something else necessarily follows from it.

Dutch: bewijs
Polish: dowód

3 proof

A measure of alcoholic strength expressed as an integer twice the percentage of alcohol present (by volume).

Dutch: alcoholgehalte

4 proof

printing An impression made to check for errors.

synonyms: test copy, trial impression.

Polish: korekta

5 proof

A trial photographic print from a negative.

6 proof

The act of validating; finding or testing the truth of something.

synonyms: substantiation, validation.

Dutch: validering
Polish: walidacja

verb

1 proof

Make or take a proof of, such as a photographic negative, an etching, or typeset.

2 proof

Knead to reach proper lightness.

3 proof

Read for errors:
— I should proofread my manuscripts.

synonym: proofread.

Dutch: proeflezen

4 proof

Activate by mixing with water and sometimes sugar or milk.

5 proof

Make resistant (to harm).

adjective

1 proof

used in combination or as a suffix Able to withstand.

Roget 323: hard, rigid, stubborn, stiff, firm; starch, starched; stark, unbending, unlimber, unyielding; inflexible, tense; indurate, ... show more

Roget 376: insensible, unfeeling, senseless, impercipient, callous, thick-skinned, pachydermatous; hard, hardened; case hardened; proof, obtuse, dull; anaesthetic; ... show more


Moby thesaurus: Christophany, Ditto copy, Photostat, Satanophany, Xerox, Xerox copy, absolute indication, account, acid test, acquaintance, affirmation, airtight, ammunition, angelophany, announcement, appearance, argument, assay, attestation, authentication ... show more.

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