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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Counter-evidence evidence brought forward in opposition to other evidence
    • ***


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. contra, against.


In literature:

They had evidently been watching and countering his every step.
"The Pit Prop Syndicate" by Freeman Wills Crofts
The rules and regulations of their league are found on their persons; they are evidently hatching a counter-revolution.
"The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 2 (of 6)" by Hippolyte A. Taine
He has knocked my character for regularity entirely on the head with his damned counter-evidence.
"Peveril of the Peak" by Sir Walter Scott
He meant to prove that one hypothesis was impossible by the suggestion of a counter-impossibility more self-evident.
"What Will He Do With It, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Time has not been allowed us for rebutting this evidence by counter-evidence.
"John Caldigate" by Anthony Trollope
He was evidently hard to please, for soon the counter was covered with hats that he had tried on and found wanting.
"Toaster's Handbook" by Peggy Edmund and Harold W. Williams, compilers
Evidently a strong counter-influence had been at work.
"Guy Livingstone;" by George A. Lawrence
It lay just in front of our line near the Serre Road and had evidently been abandoned during the New Zealand counter attack in March.
"The Seventh Manchesters" by S. J. Wilson
She evidently asked him what time it was and leaned partly over the counter to hear his reply.
"Danger Signals" by John A. Hill and Jasper Ewing Brady
It was evident that Monthault piqued himself on being the counter-part of the excellence he commended, especially in the last particular.
"The Loyalists, Vol. 1-3" by Jane West
Seshat had had it already, and on the evidence of the radioactivity counters, not too long ago.
"Space Viking" by Henry Beam Piper
They were hurried about in the sky, evidently by counter currents.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
And the only direct evidence of his crime falls to pieces against counter-evidence of still greater weight.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
At frequent intervals were street tea counters, where food was sold, evidently at very low prices.
"The Critic in the Orient" by George Hamlin Fitch
If the patrolmen are allowed to wipe their hands over Mr. Winston's counter they may destroy valuable evidence.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
She evidently gave him up as not worth the effort and turned to the fright behind the counter.
"Combat" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
Not a word of counter evidence has been offered.
"Horse-Shoe Robinson" by John Pendleton Kennedy
There was a cluster of men at the radiation counter, looking for evidence of the Sun-tap station.
"The Secret of the Ninth Planet" by Donald Allen Wollheim
She evidently asked him what time it was and leaned partly over the counter to hear his reply.
"Stories of the Railroad" by John A. Hill
Fortunately the counter evidence had been sufficient to clear him in the eyes of impartial judges.
"Out of a Labyrinth" by Lawrence L. Lynch

In news:

Stephen Rossetti about his book, Why Priests are Happy – A Study of the Psychological and Spiritual Health of Priests (published by Ave Maria Press) This book presents evidence that is counter to common opinions.
In legal circles the move is seen as a risky one, but perhaps necessary, to counter the compelling evidence against him.
The importance of the president's reliance on the military, a cooperation of onetime rivals, is evident in reports that he is considering reimposing emergency law to counter deepening civil unrest.
A new National Institutes of Health website provides evidence-based information for health care professionals and researchers studying liver injury associated with prescription and over-the-counter drugs, herbals and dietary supplements.
The international influence of Hillsong and Delirious is evident on other top cuts like "Don't Stop the Madness," a fresh response to life's struggles that thoughtfully counters prosperity gospel teaching.

In science:

Recently, evidence of disks made of streams of rotating and counter-rotating matter has been found .
On the stability of general relativistic geometric thin disks
Evidence of rapid spins in neutron-star LMXBs has been obtained exclusively via observations with the Proportional Counter Array (PCA; ) aboard the Rossi Xray Timing Explorer (RXTE).
Accreting neutron star spins and the equation of state
The putative lensing galaxy was subtracted from each image using B-spline models, and the residuals were visually inspected for evidence of lensed images and counter-images. A consensus grade was compiled by four authors (MWA, ASB, LAM, and TT) using the same grading scheme as Paper V.
The Sloan Lens ACS Survey. IX. Colors, Lensing and Stellar Masses of Early-type Galaxies
There is marginal evidence that the core is slightly elongated in the counter-jet direction, with a component ∼ 0.1 arcsec away, although observations with fuller baseline coverage would be required for confirmation. A good fit to knot D requires 3 components.
The jet-cloud interacting radio galaxy PKS B2152-699. I. Structures revealed in new deep radio and X-ray observations
Modern evidence rules out this model on two fronts; the widely varying ages of different components of the Galaxy provide a counter-example, and the ΛCDM cosmology predicts “bottomup” i.e. hierarchical rather than “top-down” structure formation.
Galaxy Formation
The activities were measured with a NaI crystal x-ray counter. “The present work appears to provide the first direct evidence for the existence of a 15-min activity in Ag102 .” This half-life (15(2) m) agrees with the presently accepted value of 12.9(3) m.
Discovery of the Silver Isotopes
Otherwise, if the checking result is false, the LSC simulator returns a least prefix failure trace as a counter-example evidence, so that the LSC users can easily re-construct the simulation anti-scenarios.
L2C2: Logic-based LSC Consistency Checking
There is no evidence for this claim. A counter-argument is that gatekeeping institutionalizes personal biases.
True Peer Review
Indeed, its dynamics place it in the counter-rotating stellar disk, so it may provide evidence that that disk has resulted from the disruption of a dense cluster.
News from the year 2006 Galactic Center workshop
The strong correlation between X-ray and TeV emission which is often observed provides evidence for a common origin such as this, although counter-examples do exist .
TeV Gamma-ray Astronomy: A Summary
Again in the radio maps, there is no evidence for a radio counter jet .
Jets from Radio Pulsars