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  Definition of proof
  1. the act of validating; finding or testing the truth of something
  2. a trial photographic print from a negative
  3. 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"
  4. (printing) an impression made to check for errors
  5. a formal series of statements showing that if one thing is true something else necessarily follows from it
  6. a measure of alcoholic strength expressed as an integer twice the percentage of alcohol present (by volume)
  7. make resistant to water, sound, errors, etc.; "proof the materials against shrinking in the dryer"
  8. activate by mixing with water and sometimes sugar or milk; "proof yeast"
  9. read for errors; "I should proofread my manuscripts"
  10. knead to reach proper lightness; "proof dough"
  11. make or take a proof of, such as a photographic negative, an etching, or typeset
Similar Words: validation, substantiation, cogent evidence, test copy, trial impression, proofread

 

Hyponyms: authentication, certification, documentation, support, monetization, monetisation, probate, confirmation, verification, check, substantiation, establishment, validation, galley proof, foundry proof, mathematical proof, logical proof, demonstration, monstrance, goofproof, goof-proof, foolproof, fireproof, weatherproof

 

Entailments: read

 

Derivational Morphology: confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm, validate, proofread, test copy, trial impression, proofreader, reader

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 证据   Dutch: bewijs  
Finnish: koe   French: preuve  
German: Beweis   Hungarian: bizonyíték  
Italian: prova   Japanese: 証拠  
Korean: 증거   Polish: dowód  
Portuguese: prova   Russian: доказательство  
Spanish: prueba   Swedish: bevis  
 
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