[vuh-rid-i-kuh l]


truthful; veracious.
corresponding to facts; not illusory; real; actual; genuine.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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

Word Origin for veridical

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

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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