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validity

noun

  1. (credibility)  the quality of being valid and rigorous
    Synonyms: cogency, rigor [American spelling], rigour [British/Canadian spelling]. Type of:...
  2. (legality)  the quality of having legal force or effectiveness
    Synonyms: validness. Type of: legality
  3. (strength)  the property of being strong and healthy in constitution
    Synonyms: hardiness, lustiness, robustness, lustihood [archaic]. Type of: strength

Etymology summary

from Latin validus robust, from valēre to be strong
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Validity | valid

if and only if its conclusion is logically entailed by its premises and each step in the argument is logical. A formula is valid if and only if it's true under every interpretation, and an argument form is valid if and only if every argument of that ... (47 of 1488 words)

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Validity (disambiguation)

a property of a logical argument. Validity may also refer to: Validity (statistics), the application of the principles of statistics to arrive at valid conclusions | Test validity, validity in educational and psychological testing | Internal validity,... (35 of 265 words, 15 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

validity | valid | value [synonym, sense-specific] | effective [synonym, sense-specific] | binding [synonym, sense-specific] | validly [adverb, derived]

the state or quality of being truthful or accurate | (of an argument, reason, etc) the state or quality of being cogent or convincing | [law] the fact ... (26 of 561 words, 11 definitions, 13 usage examples, pronunciations)

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

Britannica Encyclopedia:

validity [logic]

In logic, the property of an argument consisting in the fact that the truth of the premises logically guarantees the truth of the conclusion. Whenever ... (25 of 120 words)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

valid | validity [noun, uncountable, related]

a valid document or ticket will be accepted by officials ; legally accepted ; accepted by a computer system | reasonable and generally accepted (23 of 114 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

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

Cambridge Dictionary:

valid | validity [noun, derived] | validly [adverb, derived]

based on truth or reason; able to be accepted | A ticket or other document is valid if it's based on or used according to a set of official conditions ... (29 of 94 words, 3 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/valid

American Heritage Dictionary:

valid | validity [noun, related] | validness [noun, related] | validly [adverb, related]

Well grounded; just | Producing the desired results; efficacious | Having legal force; effective or binding | [logic] ; Containing premises from which ... (20 of 80 words, 6 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

validity

the quality of being logically or factually sound; soundness or cogency | the state of being legally or officially binding or acceptable (21 of 62 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/validity

Wiktionary:

validity | validities [plural]

The state of being valid, authentic or genuine. | Having legal force. | A quality of a measurement indicating the degree to which the measure reflects the underlying construct, that is, whether it measures what it purports to measure. (37 of 40 words, 3 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/validity

New World Dictionary:

validity | validities [plural]

the state, quality, or fact of being valid in law or in argument, proof, authority, etc. (16 of 29 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/validity

Random House Dictionary:

validity

the state or quality of being valid. | legal soundness or force. (11 of 25 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/validity

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

validity | valid

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Latin validus robust, from valēre to be strong

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

New World Dictionary:

validity | validities [plural]

Origin: French validité from Latin validitas, strength

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Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

validity | valid

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "validity"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

valid

Audio: British English pronunciation of "validity"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

valid

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Cambridge Dictionary:

valid

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "validity"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "validity"

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the Free Dictionary:

Validity

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Validity"

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Google Dictionary:

validity | validities [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "validity"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

validity

Audio: North American pronunciation of "validity"

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YourDictionary Audio:

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

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