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falsification (ˌfɔːlsɪfɪˈkeɪʃ ən) 

Definitions

noun

  1. fraudulent alteration   ⇒ The charges include racketeering, tax fraud, and falsification of records.   ⇒ the illegal falsification of accounts
  2. deceptive presentation   ⇒ the falsification of evidence in court   ⇒ Some of those books engage in nearly incredible falsification of the facts about the experiments.

Synonyms

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= misrepresentation, distortion, tampering with, forgery, deceit, perversion, adulteration, dissimulation

falsify (ˈfɔːlsɪˌfaɪ Pronunciation for falsify

Definitions

verb

-fies, -fying, -fied (transitive)
  1. to make (a report, evidence, accounts, etc) false or inaccurate by alteration, esp in order to deceive
  2. to prove false; disprove

Derived Forms

ˈfalsiˌfiable adjective
falsification (ˌfɔːlsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən Pronunciation for falsification  noun
ˈfalsiˌfier noun

Word Origin

C15: from Old French falsifier, from Late Latin falsificāre, from Latin falsusfalse + facere to make

Example Sentences Including 'falsification'

Charges under consideration include racketeering, tax fraud and falsification of records.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Exceptions to their expectations were discarded as anomalies, not the smoking gun of falsification.
Jack Turner SPICE: The History of a Temptation (2004)
Moreover, this is the falsification of accounts per se; it may not have anything to do with money-laundering.
Business Today (1998)
That falsification alone was enough to put him inside for an effective spell.
Hilton, John Buxton The Innocents at Home (A Superintendent Kenworthy novel)
The Da Vinci Code is not a work of systematic historical falsification for sinister purposes, like Holocaust denial.
Times, Sunday Times (2005)
The people have shown they are stronger than corruption and falsification.
Mail and Guardian (2004)
``The polls themselves were marred by widespread falsification.
The Australian (2004)

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