Justify

Pronunciation: /ˈdʒʌ stəˌfaɪ/ ?

In mathematics, one proves every claim. Each step in the proof must be justified by an axiom, a definition, or a previously proved theorem. By requiring rigorous proofs, mathematicians are able to justify or refute many claims.

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

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Justify. 2010-03-04. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/j/justify.html.

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2010-03-04: Added "References" (McAdams, David.)
2007-07-14: Initial Version (McAdams, David.)

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