indirect demonstration definition

  • noun:
    • (labeled as in addition reductio ad absurdum), where correct conclusion is an inference through the demonstration that some other theory must be incorrect.
  • adjective:
    • a mode of demonstration which evidence is written by showing that any kind of supposition involves an absurdity (reductio advertisement absurdum), or an impossibility; hence, one quantity are proved add up to another by showing that it could be neither greater nor less.
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