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validity Line breaks: val¦id|ity
Pronunciation: /vəˈlɪdɪti/

Definition of validity in English:


[mass noun]
1The quality of being logically or factually sound; soundness or cogency: one might question the validity of our data
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  • Of its factual validity, there can be little question.
  • The validity of the data may have been affected in several ways.
  • This convergence of results across studies using different, complementary methods attests to the validity of the findings.
1.1The state of being legally or officially binding or acceptable: return travel must be within the validity of the ticket
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  • However, according to the applicant, nothing he did or did not do should affect the validity of the agreement.
  • In many cases consent was obtained by Government officials through fraud, coercion or misrepresentation, tactics which annulled the validity of such consent.
  • There is, to be sure, a measure of validity to the identification.
legal acceptability, authenticity, correctness, bona fides, genuineness;
lawfulness, legality, legitimacy, binding nature, contractual nature;
force, effect, effectiveness

Words that rhyme with validity

acidity, acridity, aridity, avidity, cupidity, flaccidity, fluidity, frigidity, humidity, hybridity, insipidity, intrepidity, limpidity, liquidity, lividity, lucidity, morbidity, placidity, putridity, quiddity, rabidity, rancidity, rapidity, rigidity, solidity, stolidity, stupidity, tepidity, timidity, torpidity, torridity, turgidity, vapidity

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