Veracity meaning

və-răsĭ-tē
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The definition of veracity is truthfulness or accuracy.

An example of veracity is the historical correctness of a biography; the veracity of the story.

The verifiable facts in an honest environmental report are an example of veracity.

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Adherence to the truth; truthfulness.
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(uncountable) Accuracy or precision.
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Act of being exact and accurate.
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Habitual truthfulness; honesty.
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An established or verified fact, principle, etc.
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The accuracy of an account of an event.
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Correctness and carefulness in one's plan of action.
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A true statement.
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(uncountable) Truthfulness.
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That which is true; truth.
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Conformity to fact or truth; accuracy.

A report of doubtful veracity.

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Accordance with truth; accuracy of statement.
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Accuracy or precision, as of perception.
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Honesty; credibility; truthfulness, as in, “the witness’s previous criminal record brings into question his veracity.”
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(countable) Something that is true.
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Origin of veracity

  • Medieval Latin vērācitās from Latin vērāx vērāc- true veracious

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

  • From Old French veracitie, from Medieval Latin vÄ“rācitās (“truthfulness"), from Latin vÄ“rāx (“truthful, speaking truth"), from vÄ“rus (“true, real"); see very.

    From Wiktionary