IV. WORDS RELATING TO THE INTELLECTUAL FACULTIES; FORMATION OF IDEAS

IV. REASONING PROCESSES

Demonstration.

[Antonyms: confutation.]

[Nouns] demonstration, proof; conclusiveness; apodeixis, apodixis, probation, comprobation.

logic of facts (evidence) [more]; experimentum crucis (test) [more]; argument [more]; rigorous establishment, absolute establishment.

[Verbs] demonstrate, prove, establish; make good; show, evince, manifest (be evidence of) [more]; verify [more] settle the question, reduce to demonstration, set the question at rest.

make out, make out a case; prove one's point, have the best of the argument; draw a conclusion (judge) [more].

follow, follow of course; stand to reason; hold good, hold water.

[Adjectives] demonstrating, demonstrative, demonstrable; probative, unanswerable, conclusive; apodeictic, apodeictical; irresistible, irrefutable, irrefragable.

categorical, decisive, crucial.

demonstrated; proven; unconfuted, unanswered, unrefuted; evident [more].

deducible, consequential, consectary, inferential, following.

[Adverbs] of course, in consequence, consequently, as a matter of course.

[Phrases] probatum est; there is nothing more to be said, Q.E.D., it must follow; exitus acta probat.

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