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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ref·u·ta·tion /ˌrɛfjʊˈteʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ref·u·ta·tion n.  The act or process of refuting or disproving, or the state of being refuted; proof of falsehood or error; the overthrowing of an argument, opinion, testimony, doctrine, or theory, by argument or countervailing proof.
    Same of his blunders seem rather to deserve a flogging than a refutation.   --Macaulay.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions;
           "his refutation of the charges was short and
           persuasive"; "in defense he said the other man started
           it" [syn: defense, defence]
      2: any evidence that helps to establish the falsity of
         something [syn: disproof, falsification]
      3: the act of determining that something is false [syn: falsification,
          falsifying, disproof]