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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.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000
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The substandard and falsified medical products also affect the legitimate manufacturers of both generic and innovators pharmaceutical products who suffer financially and reputation-wise when criminals falsify their products.
Judge Deborah Sherwin said it had been fortunate that, driving tired, the drivers had not been involved in an accident but agreed, despite bosses being cleared of a conspiracy to falsify information, that the cabbies and bus drivers had felt under pressure to break the law, as they feared for their jobs.
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He pleaded guilty to trying to falsify books and records and will be sentenced on August 2.
When Bristol-myers squibb terminated Carol Tice in 2005 for falsifying sales reports, she filed a claim with OSHA, alleging that her former employer pressured employees to falsify sales reports and that she had been fired for reporting the activity, in violation of the SarbanesOxley Act (SOX).
Bridget Maguire, defending, said Braid had deliberately failed to falsify the documents before going on leave.