Valid meaning

vălĭd
The definition of valid is something effective, legally binding or able to withstand objection.

An example of valid is a driver's license that hasn't expired.

An example of valid is someone giving evidence that proves an argument.

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Well grounded; just.

A valid objection.

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Producing the desired results; efficacious.

Valid methods.

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Having legal force; effective or binding.

A valid title.

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(archaic) Of sound health; robust.
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(logic) Correctly derived or inferred according to the rules of logic.
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Well-grounded on principles or evidence; able to withstand criticism or objection, as an argument; sound.
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Having legal force; properly executed and binding under the law.
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Effective, effectual, cogent, etc.
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(archaic) Robust; strong; healthy.
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Legally binding, such as a valid agreement.
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I will believe him as soon as he offers a valid answer.

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A valid format for the date is MM/DD/YY.

Do not drive without a valid license.

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Related to the current topic, or presented within context, relevant.
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Having merit, as in, “given the facts presented in this case, it is valid to conclude that she did what she was charged with having done.”
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(logic) An argument whose conclusion is always true whenever its premises are true.

An argument is valid if and only if the set consisting of both (1) all of its premises and (2) the contradictory of its conclusion is inconsistent.

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(logic) A formula or system that evaluates to true regardless of the input values.
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(in logic: argument whose conclusion is always true whenever its premises are all true): sound.
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Origin of valid

  • French valide from Old French from Latin validus strong from valēre to be strong wal- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Middle French valide

    From Wiktionary