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veridical

[vuh-rid-i-kuh l]
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adjective
  1. truthful; veracious.
  2. corresponding to facts; not illusory; real; actual; genuine.
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Sometimes ve·rid·ic.

Origin of veridical

1645–55; < Latin vēridicus (vēr(us) true + -i- -i- + -dicus speaking) + -al1
Related formsve·rid·i·cal·i·ty, nounve·rid·i·cal·ly, adverbun·ve·rid·ic, adjectiveun·ve·rid·i·cal, adjectiveun·ve·rid·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for veridic

Historical Examples

  • I have often observed ordinary writing, but I have never obtained a veridic paranormal fact in this way.

    Metapsychical Phenomena

    J. Maxwell


British Dictionary definitions for veridic

veridical

adjective
  1. truthful
  2. psychol of or relating to revelations in dreams, hallucinations, etc, that appear to be confirmed by subsequent events
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Derived Formsveridicality (vɪˌrɪdɪˈkælɪtɪ), nounveridically, adverb

Word Origin

C17: from Latin vēridicus, from vērus true + dīcere to say
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Word Origin and History for veridic

veridical

adj.

1650s, from Latin veridicus, from verum "truth," neuter of verus "true" (see very) + dic-, stem of dicere "to speak" (see diction).

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