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veridical

[vuh-rid-i-kuh l] /vəˈrɪd ɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
truthful; veracious.
2.
corresponding to facts; not illusory; real; actual; genuine.
Also, veridic.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < Latin vēridicus (vēr(us) true + -i- -i- + -dicus speaking) + -al1
Related forms
veridicality, noun
veridically, adverb
unveridic, adjective
unveridical, adjective
unveridically, adverb
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veridical

/vɪˈrɪdɪkəl/
adjective
1.
truthful
2.
(psychol) of or relating to revelations in dreams, hallucinations, etc, that appear to be confirmed by subsequent events
Derived Forms
veridicality (vɪˌrɪdɪˈkælɪtɪ) noun
veridically, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin vēridicus, from vērus true + dīcere to say
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Word Origin and History for 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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