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[koun-ter-ig-zam-puh l, -zahm-] /ˈkaʊn tər ɪgˌzæm pəl, -ˌzɑm-/

an that refutes an assertion or claim.
an example or fact that is inconsistent with a hypothesis and may be used in argument against it


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