Authentic meaning

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Being so in fact; not fraudulent or counterfeit.

An authentic medieval sword.

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The definition of authentic is something that is original or true and not a copy of anything else.

A painting that was actually created by Monet is an example of a painting that is authentic.

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Conforming to fact and therefore worthy of trust, reliance, or belief.

An authentic account by an eyewitness.

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Conforming to fact and therefore worthy of trust, reliance, or belief.

An authentic account by an eyewitness.

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(music, of a Gregorian mode) Having the final as the lowest note of the mode.
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Being so in fact; not fraudulent or counterfeit.

An authentic medieval sword.

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Of the same origin as claimed; genuine.

The experts confirmed it was an authentic signature.

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That is in fact as represented; genuine; real.

An authentic antique.

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(law) Executed in a manner so as to produce legal effectiveness.

An authentic deed.

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(obsolete) Authoritative.
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(law) Executed in a manner so as to produce legal effectiveness.

An authentic deed.

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(obsolete) Authoritative.
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That can be believed or accepted; trustworthy; reliable.

An authentic news report.

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Legally attested or executed, as a deed, affidavit, etc.
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True to its type; conforming to an original in style, methods, etc.

Authentic Japanese cooking.

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(obs.) Authoritative.
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Conforming to reality and therefore worthy of trust, reliance, or belief.

The report was completely authentic.

An authentic writer; an authentic portrait; authentic information.

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Origin of authentic

  • Middle English autentik from Old French autentique from Late Latin authenticus from Greek authentikos from authentēs author, master autos self -hentēs accomplisher, achiever akin to Attic Greek hanutein to accomplish variant of Greek anuein

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English autentik from Old French autentique from Late Latin authenticus from Greek authentikos from authentēs author, master autos self -hentēs accomplisher, achiever akin to Attic Greek hanutein to accomplish variant of Greek anuein

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from Old French autentique (modern French authentique), from Latin authenticus, from Ancient Greek αὐθεντικός (authentikos, “principal, genuine”).

    From Wiktionary