What is another word for disconfirming?

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[ dˌɪskənfˈɜːmɪŋ], [ dˌɪskənfˈɜːmɪŋ], [ d_ˌɪ_s_k_ə_n_f_ˈɜː_m_ɪ_ŋ]

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How to use "Disconfirming" in context?

Disconfirming information is any piece of information that reduces the likelihood of a theory or hypothesis being correct. It can be obtained from experiments, observations and data. Disconfirming information can either be direct or indirect.

Direct disconfirming information comes from observations and data that suggest a theory is not correct. For example, if scientists observe that a certain chemical does not work as expected, this would be direct disconfirming information for the theory that said that that chemical is responsible for a specific effect.

Indirect disconfirming information comes from studies or experiments that suggest a theory is correct, but with a caveat.

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