The definition of authentic is something that is original or true and not a copy of anything else.adjective
A painting that was actually created by Monet is an example of a painting that is authentic.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- that can be believed or accepted; trustworthy; reliable: an authentic news report
- that is in fact as represented; genuine; real: an authentic antique
- legally attested or executed, as a deed, affidavit, etc.
- true to its type; conforming to an original in style, methods, etc.: authentic Japanese cooking
- Obsolete authoritative
Origin: ME autentike < OFr autentique < LL authenticus < Gr authentikos, genuine < authentēs, one who does things himself < autos, self + -hentēs < IE base *sen-, to prepare, achieve
- authentically adverb
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- Conforming to fact and therefore worthy of trust, reliance, or belief: an authentic account by an eyewitness.
- Having a claimed and verifiable origin or authorship; not counterfeit or copied: an authentic medieval sword.
- Law Executed with due process: an authentic deed.
- Music a. Of, relating to, or being a medieval mode having a range from its final tone to the octave above it.b. Of, relating to, or being a cadence with the dominant chord immediately preceding the tonic chord.
- Obsolete Authoritative.
Origin: Middle English autentik, from Old French autentique, from Late Latin authenticus, from Greek authentikos, from authentēs, author.
- au·thenˈti·cal·ly adverb