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Authentic - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Authentic' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Authentic [ n.]
- Having a genuine original or authority, in opposition to that which is false, fictitious, counterfeit, or apocryphal; being what it purports to be; genuine; not of doubtful origin; real; as, an authentic paper or register.
- Authoritative.
- Of approved authority; true; trustworthy; credible; as, an authentic writer; an authentic portrait; authentic information.
- Vested with all due formalities, and legally attested.
- Having as immediate relation to the tonic, in distinction from plagal, which has a correspondent relation to the dominant in the octave below the tonic.
- An original (book or document).

Meaning of 'Authentic' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . authentic [ s]
Meaning (1):
- not counterfeit or copied
Example in sentence:
  • a bona fide manuscript;
  • an authentic signature;
  • an unquestionable antique;
  • photographs taken in a veritable bull ring
Meaning (2):
- conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief
Example in sentence:
  • an authentic account by an eyewitness;
  • reliable information