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Word of the Day – Authentic

How to Pronounce Authentic
How to Pronounce Authentic

Authentic – ao th eh n t ih k

The genuine article

The painting was authentic.

Definition adjective

not false or copied; genuine; real

having an origin supported by unquestionable evidence; authenticated; verified

representing one’s true nature or beliefs; true to oneself or to the person identified.

entitled to acceptance or belief because of agreement with known facts or experience; reliable; trustworthy

Law. executed with all due formalities


(of a church mode) having a range extending from the final to the octave above.

(of a cadence) consisting of a dominant harmony followed by a tonic.

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First known usage

1300–50; <Late Latin authenticus “coming from the author, genuine” (also in the neuter, a noun “original document, the original”) <Greek authentikós “original, primary, at first hand,” equivalent to authént(ēs) “one who does things himself” (aut- aut- +-hentēs “doer”) + -ikos -ic; replacing Middle English autentik (<Anglo-French ) <Medieval Latin autenticus

Word of the Day – Authentic
Word of the Day – Authentic

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