# proof

**proof**[pro͞of]__n.__[ME*profe*< OFr*prueve*< LL*proba*< L*probare:*see PROBE]**1.**the act or process of proving; a testing or trying of something**2.**anything serving or tending to establish the truth of something, or to convince one of its truth; conclusive evidence**3.**the establishment of the truth of something [to work on the proof of a theory]**4.**a test or trial of the truth, worth, quality, etc. of something [the proof of the pudding is in the eating]**5.**the quality or condition of having been tested or proved**6.***Obs.*tested or proved strength, as of armor**7.****a)**the relative strength of an alcoholic liquor with reference to the arbitrary standard for proof spirit**b)**this standard, taken as 100 proof: see**8.**PROOF SPIRIT**9.***Engraving*a trial impression taken from a plate, block, or stone**10.***Law*all the facts, admissions, and conclusions drawn from evidence which together operate to determine a verdict or judgment**11.***Math.*a process for checking the correctness of a computation, as, in a subtraction problem, by adding the difference to the subtrahend to get the minuend**12.***Numismatics*any of a limited number of coins of a new issue, struck with special care**13.***Photog.*a trial print of a negative**14.***Printing*an impression of composed type taken for checking errors and making changes__adj.__**1.**of tested and proved strength**2.**impervious or invulnerable to; able to resist, withstand, etc.: with*against*[proof against criticism]**3.**used in proving or testing**4.**of standard strength: said of alcoholic liquors__vt.__**1.**to make a proof of**2.**to make resistant or impervious to something**3.***short for*PROOFREADSYN.-**PROOF**, as compared here, applies to facts, documents, etc. that are so certain or convincing as to demonstrate the validity of a conclusion beyond reasonable doubt; EVIDENCE applies to something presented before a court, as a witness's statement, an object, etc., which bears on or establishes a fact; TESTIMONY applies to verbal evidence given by a witness under oath; EXHIBIT applies to a document or object produced as evidence in a court

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