What does the word falsification mean?

Usage examples for falsification

  1. And here it strikes me as somewhat strange that a book recently issued has received the commendation of a large number of the representatives of the manufacturing and commercial States, though, apart from its falsification of statistics and low abuse of Southern States, institutions, and interests, the great feature which stands prominently out from it is the arraignment of the South for using their surplus money in buying the manufactures of the North. – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis
  2. Can you not see that the work of falsification, which a play demands is, of all tasks, the most ungrateful? – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker
  3. You will be able, in a stirring leading article, to express the horror you undoubtedly feel at the falsification of the figures, and your stern delight in doing so will probably not be mitigated by the fact that no other paper in London will have the news, while the matter will be so important that next day all your beloved contemporaries will be compelled to allude to it in some shape or other. – Jennie Baxter, Journalist by Robert Barr