• (British) enPR pro͞oʹvən, IPA: /ˈpɹuːvən/, /ˈpɹəʊvən/
  • (America) enPR: pro͞oʹvən, IPA: /ˈpɹuvən/


  1. Having been proved; having proved its value or truth.
    It's a proven fact that morphine is a more effective painkiller than acetaminophen is.
    Mass lexical comparison is not a proven method for demonstrating relationships between languages.
Antonyms Translations Verb
  1. (proscribed) Past participle of prove

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