Pronunciation: /ˈdʒʌ.stəˌfaɪ/ Explain

In mathematics, one proves every claim. Each step in the proof must be justified by one or more axioms, definitions, or previously proved theorems. By requiring rigorous proofs, mathematicians are able to justify or refute many claims.


  1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, justify. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 104. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book

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McAdams, David E. Justify. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. https://www.allmathwords.org/en/j/justify.html.

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12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)
8/7/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, implemented new Geogebra protocol. (McAdams, David E.)
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