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veridical

Syllabification: ve·rid·i·cal
Pronunciation: /vəˈridikəl
 
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Definition of veridical in English:

adjective

formal
1Truthful.
Example sentences
  • According to Buddhist prama tenets, there are only two valid and authoritative means of veridical cognition.
  • It is virtually impossible to find a veridical characterization of the secular left from anywhere on the right.
  • This system cannot distinguish veridical from false memories, organize the retrieval output, or guide a retrieval search.
1.1Coinciding with reality: such memories are not necessarily veridical
More example sentences
  • But there was no assumption that this was a veridical model of reality.
  • Less aggressive children, on the other hand, may have been more veridical in their self-descriptions.
  • This criterion presupposes that the protocol algorithm is veridical.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin veridicus (from verus 'true' + dicere 'say') + -al.

Derivatives

veridicality

1
Pronunciation: /-ˌridəˈkalətē/
noun
Example sentences
  • The rankings presented here were those that were found reasonable by one of the authors - they have no further claim of veridicality.
  • This provided a stable framework from which to generate hypotheses, and a sense of conceptual unity and veridicality about the work.

veridically

2
Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • For example, we might veridically observe a surface through a microscope of the same power which did not appear to have any bumps or crevices.
  • Findings showed that adults learned the variation veridically when it was simple, but failed when it was more complex.
  • I have not seen a veridically mounted capacitive sensor.

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