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    The prediction can be verified, or otherwise, from observation.

    What does the sentence mean? Especially, 'or otherwise' in the case. Does it mean 'if not'?

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    Re: The prediction can be verified, or otherwise, from observation.

    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.
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