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authenticity

Definition:

undisputed credibility

Class:

attribute noun (attributes of people and objects)

Related to:

authentic

Plural:

authenticities

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

real McCoy

Etymology:

from Late Latin authenticus coming from the author, from Greek authentikos, from...
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

authenticity | authentic | genuine [synonym, sense-specific] | trustworthy [synonym, sense-specific] | reliable [synonym, sense-specific] | authentically [adverb, derived]

quality of being real or genuine, not fake | quality of accurately recording or reflecting something | of undisputed origin or authorship; genuine | ... (21 of 619 words, 9 definitions, 16 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/authenticity

Wikipedia:

Authenticity [disambiguation]

refers to the truthfulness of origins, attributions, commitments, sincerity, devotion, and intentions. Authenticity or Authentic may refer to: Authentication, having passed the tests thereof | Authenticity (philosophy), a particular way of dealing with... (32 of 228 words, 17 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Authenticity

Oxford Dictionary:

authenticity

the quality of being authentic (5 of 44 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/authenticity

Cambridge Dictionary:

authenticity

the quality of being real or true (7 of 34 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/authenticity

Macmillan British Dictionary:

authenticity [uncountable]

the quality of being authentic (5 of 29 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/authenticity

Wiktionary:

authenticity | authenticities [plural] | genuineness [synonym, sense-specific] | phoniness [antonym, sense-specific] | forgery [antonym, sense-specific] | fakeness [antonym, sense-specific] | bogosity [antonym, sense-specific]

The quality of being genuine or not corrupted from the original. | Truthfulness of origins, attributions, commitments, sincerity, and intentions. | [obsolete] The quality of being authentic (of established authority). (28 of 29 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/authenticity

American Heritage Dictionary:

authenticity

The quality or condition of being authentic, trustworthy, or genuine. (10 of 13 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/authenticity

New World Dictionary:

authenticity

the quality or state of being authentic; reliability; genuineness (9 of 13 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/authenticity

Random House Dictionary:

authenticity

the quality of being authentic; genuineness. (6 of 12 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/authenticity

Merriam-Webster:

legitimacy | lawfulness [synonym] | legality [synonym] | rightfulness [similar] | rightness [similar] | permissibility [similar] | permissibleness [similar]

the quality or state of being legitimate (7 of 63 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/legitimacy

Encarta Dictionary:

authenticity

the genuineness or truth of something | the legal validity or correctness of a legal document (15 of 30 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861587795​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

authenticity | authentic

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Late Latin authenticus coming from the author, from Greek authentikos, from authentēs one who acts independently, from auto- + hentēs a doer

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/authenticity

Wiktionary:

authenticity

Origin: authentic + -ity

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/authenticity

authentic

Origin: Old French autentique (Modern French authentique), from Latin authenticus, from Ancient Greek αὐθεντικός (authentikόs, "principal, genuine").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/authentic

-ity

Origin: French -ité, from Middle French -ité, from Old French -ete, -eteit ("-ity"), from Latin -itātem, from -itās, from Proto-Indo-European *-it- (suffix). Cognate with Gothic -___... (25 of 41 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-ity

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

authenticity | authentic

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "authenticity"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/authenticity

Cambridge Dictionary:

authenticity

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "authenticity"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "authenticity"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/authenticity

Macmillan British Dictionary:

authenticity [uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "authenticity"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/authenticity

Macmillan American Dictionary:

authenticity [uncountable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "authenticity"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/authenticity

the Free Dictionary:

authenticity

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "authenticity"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "authenticity"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "authenticity" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/authenticity

Google Dictionary:

authenticity

Audio: English pronunciation of "authenticity"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

authenticity

Audio: North American pronunciation of "authenticity"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=authen​03 word=authenticity

YourDictionary Audio:

authenticity

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "authenticity" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/authenticity

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