Claim

Pronunciation: /kleɪm/ ?

A claim is a statement that is to be proved.[1] A claim can be true or false. A proof shows that a claim is true. A disproof shows that a claim is false. Table 1 contains examples of claims.

1All squares are rectangles.
2 1+2+3+...+n = (n(n+1))/2
Table 1: Examples of claims.

References

  1. claim. http://wordnet.princeton.edu/. WordNet. Princeton University. (Accessed: 2011-01-08). http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=claim&sub=Search+WordNet&o2=&o0=1&o7=&o5=&o1=1&o6=&o4=&o3=&h=.

More Information

  • Proof. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 2010-01-11. http://www.allmathwords.org/article.aspx?lang=en&id=Proof.
  • Disproof. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 2010-01-11. http://www.allmathwords.org/article.aspx?lang=en&id=Disproof.

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2010-01-11: Added "References" (McAdams, David.)
2008-12-12: Added 'More Information' (McAdams, David.)
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2008-07-05: Added an example (McAdams, David.)
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