falsification

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n falsification the act of determining that something is false
    • n falsification the act of rendering something false as by fraudulent changes (of documents or measures etc.) or counterfeiting
    • n falsification a willful perversion of facts
    • n falsification any evidence that helps to establish the falsity of something
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Falsification The act of falsifying, or making false; a counterfeiting; the giving to a thing an appearance of something which it is not. "To counterfeit the living image of king in his person exceedeth all falsifications ."
    • Falsification (Equity) The showing an item of charge in an account to be wrong.
    • Falsification Willful misstatement or misrepresentation. "Extreme necessity . . . forced him upon this bold and violent falsification of the doctrine of the alliance."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n falsification The act of falsifying or making false; false representation; the act of deceptively altering, adulterating, counterfeiting, misrepresenting, etc.: as, the falsification of weights and measures, of goods, or of coin; falsification of a record, or of an author's meaning.
    • n falsification A showing to be false or erroneous; confutation: as, the falsification of a prediction; the falsification of a charge.
    • n falsification In law: The offense of falsifying a record. See falsify, v. t.
    • n falsification In equity, the act of showing an item claimed on the credit side of an account to be erroneous.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Falsification the act of making false: the giving to a thing the appearance of something which it is not
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Quotations

  • Friedrich Nietzsche
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    “Reason is the cause of our falsification of the evidence of the senses. In so far as the senses show becoming, passing away, change, they do not lie.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. falsification,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Low L. falsificăre—L. falsus, false, facĕre, to make.

Usage

In literature:

On other boxes this is completely wanting, but the falsification is shown by an unfortunate error in the inscription.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
Either the sonnet or the Virgilian note must be a falsification.
"The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2" by George Gordon Byron
As soon as the agent identified him, we could prove forgery and falsification of the land sale record.
"Prescott of Saskatchewan" by Harold Bindloss
Art is not the falsification of nature, but the fuller realization of it.
"The Gate of Appreciation" by Carleton Noyes
Falsifications of our better selves are easily entered upon, but hard to shake off.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
Falsification here is far more pernicious than in the more artificial aspects of life.
"The Essays of "George Eliot" Complete" by George Eliot
Most of the cases that I heard turned on the adulteration and falsification of liquors.
"With Manchesters in the East" by Gerald B. Hurst
The earliest law of Ragusa relating to the coinage is one of 1327 imposing penalties for falsification of money.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
Falsification of passports (von Wedell, Rueroede).
"My Three Years in America" by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
There is no excuse for mere falsification nor for mere inability.
"The Painter in Oil" by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
It is evidence which is open to no doubt and to no falsification.
"The Voice of Science in Nineteenth-Century Literature" by Various
They have in Germany perplexed minds, and have brought their historical falsifications to market as true ware.
"The Progressionists, and Angela." by Conrad von Bolanden
This would, of course, be the falsification against which Bergson inveighs.
"Creative Intelligence" by John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
Falsification here is far more pernicious than in the more artificial aspects of life.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 13" by Various
It is not improbable that he was himself responsible for this falsification.
"The Story of Norway" by Hjalmar H. Boyesen
Do not hope to impose upon us with your lies and falsifications.
"The Executioner's Knife" by Eugène Sue
Still, the author thinks these falsifications have an historical kernel.
"Teutonic Mythology, Vol. 1 of 3" by Viktor Rydberg, Ph.D.
The falsification of such expectation is a melancholy story.
"Our First Half-Century" by Government of Queensland
The anachronism becomes nothing less than the deliberate falsification of history.
"The Human Slaughter-House" by Wilhelm Lamszus
Some classes of coins are more subject to falsification than others.
"The Confessions of a Collector" by William Carew Hazlitt
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In news:

County prosecutor charged with alteration , falsification of records.
Confronted with cases of identity and age falsification by Latin American baseball prospects, Major League Baseball is conducting genetic testing on some promising young players and their parents.
In a country so passionate about law and order it should not be necessary to remark that falsification of evidence is a crime, and agreement to do so in concert with others is conspiracy to obstruct justice.
Woman Gets Jail Sentence for Election Fraud, Falsification of Nomination Papers.
County prosecutor charged with alteration, falsification of records.
A man charged with falsification could not appear in Columbiana County Municipal Court Tuesday, because he was reportedly served a secret indictment in another county.
Evidence of budget falsification given to other agencies.
A man accused of lying during a murder trial will spend time in prison after being sentenced on Thursday for falsification.
James Ferguson was charged with two counts of falsification for lying on the stand during a 1990 murder trial.
Larry Morris Trucking, Snow Camp, NC, was sentenced to 60 months of probation for making false statements relating to the falsification of drivers' hours of service records on Oct 10 in US District Court, Greensboro, North Carolina.
John Weddleton Jr, 20, of 161 Moore Road, Mansfield, was charged by borough police with theft, criminal mischief, and unsworn falsification to authorities, after he allegedly damaged weapons at 18 Pearl St, Apt.
Woman Gets Jail Sentence for Election Fraud , Falsification of Nomination Papers.
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In science:

Kennedy saying "I did not inhale." The usual way to prevent such falsification has been to record the video under controlled circumstances and thereafter keep it continuously under guard until it is used as evidence.
Improvements to time bracketed authentication
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