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1. (esp of plants) superficially resembling the species specified
2. Music
a. (of a note, interval, etc.) out of tune
b. (of the interval of a perfect fourth or fifth) decreased by a semitone
c. (of a cadence) interrupted or imperfect


Nonfunctional architectural element; such as a false arch, false attic, false front, false window.


A small, compiled extensible language with lambda abstractions by W. van Oortmerssen.

For Amiga.
References in classic literature ?
Maggie's lips trembled; she felt there was some truth in what Philip said, and yet there was a deeper consciousness that, for any immediate application it had to her conduct, it was no better than falsity.
If we have chosen the way of falsity, we must not be surprised that truth eludes us when we finally come to need it.
Wilson repeats this scene, where the theosophical speculation of the play is phrased in terms of photography: The world is a duplicate wherein everything is turned inside-out, a duplicitous repetition introducing falsity into the cosmos.
The directors and officers involved can plead a due diligence defense only if they didn't know of the falsity and couldn't have known if they had exercised reasonable care.
artist quite normal enough strives to be weird, the shocking falsity wears so thin a
The plaintiff; said that the firm had fraudulently issued "clean" audit opinions on the statements despite its knowledge of facts that revealed the falsity of the statements.
willfully aids or assists ill, or procures, counsels, or advises the preparation or presentation under, or in connection with any matter arising under, the internal revenue laws, of a return, affidavit, claim or other document, which is fraudulent or is false as to any material matter, whether or not such falsity or fraud is with the knowledge or consent of the person authorized or required to present such return, affidavit, claim or document .
The court found that GSI had not completely fulfilled the criteria necessary in law to win a complaint in fraud successfully; that GSI had failed to act reasonably in reliance of a falsity put forth by Getty; and that Getty had made numerous corrections in writing to GSI to correct GSI's alleged falsity.
The following essential elements are present: misrepresentation of a material fact, knowledge of the falsity of the misrepresentation, intent, and reliance on the misrepresentation by the victim.
Consequently it is an esthetic falsity to select a character who is atypical and to make him the protagonist of a novel that deals with the bitter persecution and exploitation of a minority people in bourgeois society.
There are three basic elements of a "false claim:" (1) the defendant must submit or cause to submit a "claim for payment" to the federal government; (2) the claim is "false or fraudulent;" and (3) the defendant "knew or should have known" of, or had a "reckless disregard" for, the truth or falsity of the information contained in the claim.
The novel's underlying motif is the falsity of American values: everything in the book is phony--the language, the buildings, the actors, and finally, life itself.