verification theory

verification theory
noun

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  • Self-verification theory — For self testing in electronics, see built in self test Self verification is a social psychological theory that asserts people want to be known and understood by others according to their firmly held beliefs and feelings about themselves, that is …   Wikipedia

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  • verification principle — noun or verification theory : verifiability principle * * * verification principle noun (in logical positivism) the principle that a statement is meaningful only if its truth or falsity can be established empirically • • • Main Entry: ↑verify …   Useful english dictionary

  • verification — [ver΄ə fi kā′shən] n. [MFr verificacion < ML verificatio] 1. a verifying or being verified; establishment or confirmation of the truth or accuracy of a fact, theory, etc. 2. Law a statement at the end of a pleading to the effect that the… …   English World dictionary

  • verification principle — (or verifiability principle ) The principle central to logical positivism, according to which the meaning of a statement is its method of verification. Sentences apparently expressing propositions that admit of no verification (such as those of… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Verification — an epistemic theory of truth based on the idea that the mind engages in a certain kind of activity: verifying a proposition. The distinctive claim of verificationism is that the result of such verifications is, by definition, truth. That is,… …   Mini philosophy glossary

  • Vérification de somme — Somme de contrôle La somme de contrôle (en anglais checksum) est un concept de la théorie des codes utilisé pour les codes correcteurs, elle correspond à un cas particulier de contrôle par redondance. Elle est largement utilisée en informatique… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Descriptivist theory of names — is a view of the nature of the meaning and reference of proper names generally attributed to Gottlob Frege and Bertrand Russell. The theory consists essentially in the idea that the meanings (semantic contents) of names are identical to the… …   Wikipedia

  • Mediated reference theory — The mediated reference theory is a semantic theory that posits that words refer to something in the external world, but insists that there is more to the meaning of a name than simply the object to which it refers. It thus stands opposed to the… …   Wikipedia

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