counterexample definition

  • noun:
    • an illustration that refutes or disproves a hypothesis, proposition, or theorem.
    • An exception to a proposed basic rule; a particular instance regarding the falsity of a universally quantified statement.
    • refutation by example
    • an illustration that refutes or disproves a hypothesis, proposition, or theorem.
    • An exception to a proposed general rule; a specific example of falsity of a universally quantified declaration.
    • refutation by instance

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