falsification falsification  /ˌfæl sə fə ˈkeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) any evidence that helps to establish the falsity of something
  2. (n) a willful perversion of facts
  3. (n) the act of rendering something false as by fraudulent changes (of documents or measures etc.) or counterfeiting
  4. (n) the act of determining that something is false

Usage(s):

  1. It is the subject of a federal investigation into alleged falsification of maintenance records in its Oakland, Calif.
  2. Ketchbaw denies falsification and has filed a countersuit.
  3. This falsification poisons the prank.

News

  1. Municipal Court

    CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Rodney Peters, 51, of Dayton, marked lanes, dismissed. Terry L. Rybicki, 57, of 2255 Manhattan Blvd., OVI, guilty, three days jail with three days suspended, six months driver’s license suspension, fined $375. Joseph Charles Spurgeon, 25, of 1235 Montego St., OVI, falsification, obstructing official business, dismissed. Harold D. Warner, 44, of 935 Ogden Road ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Springfield News-Sun

  2. Environmental Lab Operator Found Guilty of Falsifying Records on Industrial Wastewater

    The owner and sole operator of an environmental laboratory was found guilty in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi of all counts of a federal indictment charging falsification of records and obstructing a federal criminal investigation. Tennie White, owner, operator and manager of Mississippi Environmental Analytical Laboratories Inc., was charged in a three-count felony ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: EHS Today

  3. Driver arrested for lying about hit-and-run

    A man who told police that he was the victim of a hit-and-run crash ended up being arrested for lying to police. Ryan Nolan, 38, was arrested for falsification and obstructing official business Monday evening because he filed a false police report about the crash. Once at the jail it was discovered that he had methamphetamine hidden on his person so a charge of possession of drugs was added as ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WHIO-TV 7 Dayton

Quotes

  1. "My friends, it's a direct falsification, and I'm sorry that political campaigns have to deteriorate in this fashion," McCain said. "Because there's legitimate differences between myself and Senator Obama and Senator Clinton on what we should...
    on May 2, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Washington Post

  2. "Based on this behaviour, we are looking at potentially deliberate falsification of results and the willful destruction of evidence," Landis said.
    on Aug 1, 2006 By: Floyd Landis Source: Brooks Bulletin

  3. "The individual did not express regret, did not apologize, did not indicate a willingness to refrain from this type of falsification in the future," Brown said.
    on May 28, 2007 By: Hank Brown Source: Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

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