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falsification

  1. the empirical disproofor refutation of a scientific hypothesis or proposed law. In this general sense, the falsification or the empirical confirmation or verification of propositions of all types is a routine feature of much sociology.
  2. (more strictly) an alternative procedure to VERIFICATION. See FALSIFICATIONISM. see also VERIFICATION PRINCIPLE.
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The falsification scandal emerged last September when it was found that quality assurance data on MOX pellets awaiting shipment to Japan for the No.
BNFL) led to deliberate falsifications of safety data on plutonium-uranium mixed oxide (MOX) fuel, according to a report released Friday by the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate (NII).
The latest correction was made amid growing speculation that Nikko Cordial may be delisted from the Tokyo Stock Exchange for the earnings falsification.
Presiding Judge Tatsuki Inada said the falsification of financial data was not the sole reason for the plunge in the Seibu Railway stock price, which he said also reflected speculation among investors and market trends.
The amount awarded is the largest in a series of damages suits against the Seibu Railway group over financial losses incurred as a result of the falsification of corporate data.
The dismissal is the first since the revelation last summer of a series of cover-ups and data falsification the country's largest utility company committed in the 1980s and 1990s.
Walker briefed Kawano on the British government's investigation into the data falsification, the officials said.
Make no mistake about it," Lu continued: "Wherever you are in the country, no matter what state you live in - if you use techniques of falsification to spam AOL and its members, you can face stiff consequences under Virginia law.
Sadakazu Tanigaki, leader of the main opposition Liberal Democratic Party, urged Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama on Thursday to step down to take the blame for the indictment earlier in the day of two of his former secretaries over alleged falsification of political funds records.
Taylor pleaded no contest in May to three counts of falsification of public records after prosecutors agreed to dismiss 94 other counts.
Caton, without admitting to any allegations, consented to the issuance of the order based on his alleged participation in violations of law and breaches of fiduciary duty to the bank and its customers in connection with embezzlement of funds and falsification of the bank's books and records.
Intentional falsification of data is a serious problem.