Student or Learner
What does the sentence mean? Especially, 'or otherwise' in the case. Does it mean 'if not'?
It is not a great sentence. From the construction I would say that "or otherwise" means "or not verified". In other words, observation will either verify the prediction or not verify the prediction.
Last edited by 5jj; 08-Mar-2014 at 00:30. Reason: Non essential QUOTE deleted
Pope of the Dictionary.com Forum