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Dictionary definition for: Proof

1. (n) any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something; "if you have any proof for what you say, now is the time to produce it"

2. (v) make or take a proof of, such as a photographic negative, an etching, or typeset

3. (n) a formal series of statements showing that if one thing is true something else necessarily follows from it

4. (v) knead to reach proper lightness; "proof dough"

5. (n) a measure of alcoholic strength expressed as an integer twice the percentage of alcohol present (by volume)

6. (v) read for errors; "I should proofread my manuscripts"

7. (n) (printing) an impression made to check for errors

8. (v) activate by mixing with water and sometimes sugar or milk; "proof yeast"

9. (n) a trial photographic print from a negative

10. (v) make resistant to water, sound, errors, etc.; "proof the materials against shrinking in the dryer"

11. (n) the act of validating; finding or testing the truth of something

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