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popper

  

      n  
1    a person or thing that pops  
2      (Brit)      an informal name for       press stud  
3      (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   a container for cooking popcorn in  
4    Slang   an amyl nitrite capsule, which is crushed and its contents inhaled by drug users as a stimulant  


Popper  
      n   Sir Karl. 1902--94, British philosopher, born in Vienna. In The Logic of Scientific Discovery (1934), he proposes that knowledge cannot be absolutely confirmed, but rather that science progresses by the experimental refutation of the current theory and its consequent replacement by a new theory, equally provisional but covering more of the known data. The Open Society and its Enemies (1945) is a critique of dogmatic political philosophies, such as Marxism. Other works are The Poverty of Historicism (1957), Conjectures and Refutations (1963), and Objective Knowledge (1972)  
  Popperian      n, adj  
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Popper  
      n   Sir Karl. 1902--94, British philosopher, born in Vienna. In The Logic of Scientific Discovery (1934), he proposes that knowledge cannot be absolutely confirmed, but rather that science progresses by the experimental refutation of the current theory and its consequent replacement by a new theory, equally provisional but covering more of the known data. The Open Society and its Enemies (1945) is a critique of dogmatic political philosophies, such as Marxism. Other works are The Poverty of Historicism (1957), Conjectures and Refutations (1963), and Objective Knowledge (1972)  
  Popperian      n, adj  


popper  
      n  
1    a person or thing that pops  
2      (Brit)      an informal name for       press stud  
3      (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   a container for cooking popcorn in  
4    Slang   an amyl nitrite capsule, which is crushed and its contents inhaled by drug users as a stimulant  

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press stud  
      n   a fastening device consisting of one part with a projecting knob that snaps into a hole on another like part, used esp. in closures in clothing,   (Also called)    popper, snap fastener         


popper         
      n  
1    a person or thing that pops  
2      (Brit)      an informal name for       press stud  
3      (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   a container for cooking popcorn in  
4    Slang   an amyl nitrite capsule, which is crushed and its contents inhaled by drug users as a stimulant  
Popper  
      n   Sir Karl. 1902--94, British philosopher, born in Vienna. In The Logic of Scientific Discovery (1934), he proposes that knowledge cannot be absolutely confirmed, but rather that science progresses by the experimental refutation of the current theory and its consequent replacement by a new theory, equally provisional but covering more of the known data. The Open Society and its Enemies (1945) is a critique of dogmatic political philosophies, such as Marxism. Other works are The Poverty of Historicism (1957), Conjectures and Refutations (1963), and Objective Knowledge (1972)  
  Popperian      n, adj  

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Popperian, poppet, popple, pope

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