- validity [və lid′ə tē]n.pl. validities [Fr validité < L validitas, strength]the state, quality, or fact of being valid in law or in argument, proof, authority, etc.
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validity — va‧lid‧i‧ty [vəˈlɪdti] noun [uncountable] LAW when a document is legally acceptable: • The shareholder group may question the legal validity of the merger in court. ˈface ˌvalidity STATISTICS figures, results, or data with face validity appear… … Financial and business terms
Validity — Va*lid i*ty, n. [Cf. F. validit[ e], L. validitas strength.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or state of being valid; strength; force; especially, power to convince; justness; soundness; as, the validity of an argument or proof; the validity of an… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
validity — I noun authenticity, authority, correctness, force, forcefulness, genuineness, gravitas, lawfulness, legal force, legality, legitimacy, legitimateness, meritoriousness, pondus, potency, power, puissance, reality, realness, significance, soundness … Law dictionary
validity — 1550s, from M.Fr. validité, from L. validitatem (nom. validitas) strength, from validus (see VALID (Cf. valid)) … Etymology dictionary
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validity — The property of being genuine, a true reflection of attitudes, behaviour, or characteristics. A measure (such as a question, series of questions, or test) is considered valid if it is thought to measure the concept or property which it claims to… … Dictionary of sociology
validity — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great ▪ equal ▪ Don t you think that both views have equal validity? ▪ doubtful, dubious, questionable ▪ … Collocations dictionary
validity — Legal sufficiency, in contradistinction to mere regularity @ validity of a treaty The term validity, as applied to treaties, admits of two descriptions necessary and voluntary. By the former is meant that which results from the treaties having… … Black's law dictionary
Validity — The term validity (also called logical truth, analytic truth, or necessary truth) as it occurs in logic refers generally to a property of particular statements and deductive arguments. Although validity and logical truth are synonymous concepts,… … Wikipedia
validity — [[t]vəlɪdɪti[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu the N of n The validity of something such as a result or a piece of information is whether it can be trusted or believed. → See also valid Shocked by the results of the elections, they now want to challenge the… … English dictionary