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rebuttal

n. evidence introduced to counter, disprove or contradict the opposition's evidence or a presumption, or responsive legal argument.

rebuttal

noun answer, arguments against the opposition, arguments in opposition, pleading, refutation, reply, repudiation, response, retort, statement made in response
Associated concepts: rebuttal evidence, rebuttal witness, surrebuttal
See also: answer, argument, confutation, contradiction, contravention, counterargument, defense, denial, disagreement, plea, pleading, reply, response
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The Clack rebuttal was blunt and cut deep at the assumptions that underlie the work of Jacobson and colleagues.
Data presented in Table 2 suggest Democratic rebuttals are delivered by larger groups of rebutters: four on average compared to three for Republicans.
Overall, only 35 percent of the participants who previously encountered and believed the rumour held more accurate beliefs after reading a rebuttal, and even fewer - about 28 percent - were moved to reject the rumour.
At course-end, I asked students to complete a brief survey (1) about their reactions to the use of rebuttals.
The concerns expressed about the easy path to XYZ remain as valid after the AICPA rebuttal as before.
These same persons want us to think the Airport Authority is now willing to compromise,'' read the rebuttal signed by Howard Rothenbach, Ted McConkey and Margie Gee.
The distributing corporation may rebut the presumption using the General Post-Spin or Alternative Post-Spin Rebuttals discussed above.
Loevy, editorial director of United Media, says that rebuttals would be forwarded to the columnist, and if the complainant were upset, she'd explore with the columnist the best response.
City Clerk Judie Sarquiz said each side can file a rebuttal by Monday.
Five hundred words for the argument, 250 for the rebuttal.
In each case, he endorsed the government's charge while rejecting Microsoft's rebuttals.
Ethernet creator and 3Com founder Bob Metcalfe combines some of his most memorable InfoWorld columns along with frank rebuttals from a who's-who of computing luminaries such as Vint Cert and Sky Dayton, in this new book.