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proof meaning and definition

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PROOF noun

Definition of proof (noun)

  1. any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something
    • "if you have any proof for what you say, now is the time to produce it"
    • synonyms: cogent evidence
  2. a formal series of statements showing that if one thing is true something else necessarily follows from it
  3. a measure of alcoholic strength expressed as an integer twice the percentage of alcohol present (by volume)
  4. (printing) an impression made to check for errors
  5. a trial photographic print from a negative
  6. the act of validating; finding or testing the truth of something

PROOF verb

Definition of proof (verb)

  1. make or take a proof of, such as a photographic negative, an etching, or typeset
  2. knead to reach proper lightness
    • "proof dough"
  3. read for errors
    • "I should proofread my manuscripts"
    • synonyms: proofread
  4. activate by mixing with water and sometimes sugar or milk
    • "proof yeast"
  5. make resistant (to harm)
    • "proof the materials against shrinking in the dryer"

PROOF adjective

Definition of proof (adjective)

  1. (used in combination or as a suffix) able to withstand
    • "temptation-proof"; "childproof locks"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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