corroboration

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n corroboration confirmation that some fact or statement is true through the use of documentary evidence
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Corroboration That which corroborates.
    • Corroboration The act of corroborating, strengthening, or confirming; addition of strength; confirmation; as, the corroboration of an argument, or of information.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n corroboration The act of strengthening; addition of strength.
    • n corroboration The act of confirming; verification; confirmation: as, the corroboration of the testimony of a witness by other evidence.
    • n corroboration That which corroborates.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Corroboration confirmation
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Quotations

  • John Steinbeck
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    “No one wants advice, only corroboration.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. corroboration,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. cor, inten., and roborāre, -ātum, to make strong. See Robust.

Usage

In literature:

Plutarch cared more for a good story than for accuracy, and is not worthy of much credit as to details unless when corroborated.
"Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
I now come to an important part of the corroborative observations, to wit, the blood.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 385, May 19, 1883" by Various
The glitter of the diamonds showed Jennie that she had been speedily forgiven, and the letter corroborated this.
"Jennie Baxter, Journalist" by Robert Barr
His narrative merely corroborated Raby's, but threw no light on what had gone before.
"Hetty's Strange History" by Anonymous
You cannot produce one fact in corroboration of your fears.
"The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII) The Conflict With Slavery, Politics and Reform, The Inner Life and Criticism" by John Greenleaf Whittier
You cannot produce one fact in corroboration of your fears.
"The Complete Works of Whittier The Standard Library Edition with a linked Index" by John Greenleaf Whittier
But, to return to Mr. Justis; you corroborate my own opinion of that smooth-spoken gentleman.
"Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The impressive language of Scripture corroborates and illustrates these representations.
"Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I" by Francis Augustus Cox
Do you corroborate or contrawerse this statement, Toast?
"Homeward Bound" by James Fenimore Cooper
The schoolmaster glanced at me inquiringly and I corroborated the lad's accusation.
"City of Endless Night" by Milo Hastings
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In poetry:

Open mouth of my Soul, uttering gladness,
Eyes of my Soul, seeing perfection,
Natural life of me, faithfully praising things;
Corroborating forever the triumph of things.
"Song At Sunset" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Investigators are scrambling to find any piece of evidence that will corroborate a New Jersey man's confession that he killed Etan Patz 33 years ago.
Justin Bieber slammed his head into a glass wall during his concert in Paris earlier this month, and now there is a scary video to corroborate the aftereffects of his injury.
The Indiana Court of Appeals determined a Marion County judge wrongly excluded evidence corroborating an Indianapolis man's self-defense claim and has ordered a new trial on a voluntary-manslaughter charge.
1 are in agreement with the observed clinical features of Down's syndrome children, and has been corroborated by radiographic necropsy studies of fetuses with trisomy 21.
Roark said detectives have been able to corroborate through their investigation and various financial documents that Newman had been skimming from church funds.
1 are in agreement with the observed clinical features of Down's syndrome children, and has been corroborated by radiographic necropsy studies of fetuses with trisomy 21 .
Corroborates original claim by Jennings.
Especially when it is likely that Mr Vilma can produce a multitude of affidavits from others within the locker room who could corroborate his side of the story.
A trio of witnesses entering the bar reportedly corroborated the bouncer 's account.
What she said then has been corroborated by your recent series regarding Louisiana's incarceration rate.
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In science:

Such b-dependence of R is corroborated Similarly, from (23), one gets ln R ∼ with numerical results for a similar matrix studied in .
Spectral densities of scale-free networks
In corroboration of the conjecture, Appendix B shows that the linear form is positive semi-definite for operators that are constructed as sums of products of up to five annihilation operators and five creation operators.
Lie fields revisited
The consistency of the new estimator with respect to the effective number of signals corroborates the asymptotic tightness of the fundamental limit of sample eigenvalue based detection.
Sample eigenvalue based detection of high dimensional signals in white noise using relatively few samples
This is corroborated by dark gap statistics in GP troughs (Fan et al. 2006).
A Luminosity Function of Lyman Alpha Emitting Galaxies at Redshift 4.5
Our results essentially corroborate and strengthen the conclusions that were drawn on the basis of the toy models we analyzed in Paper I, in relation to the dependence of phase space correlations on the particle production (i.e. adiabatic vs. non-adiabatic evolution).
Particle creation, classicality and related issues in quantum field theory: II. Examples from field theory
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