American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Conforming to fact and therefore worthy of trust, reliance, or belief: an authentic account by an eyewitness.
- adj. Having a claimed and verifiable origin or authorship; not counterfeit or copied: an authentic medieval sword.
- adj. Law Executed with due process: an authentic deed.
- adj. Music Of, relating to, or being a medieval mode having a range from its final tone to the octave above it.
- adj. Music Of, relating to, or being a cadence with the dominant chord immediately preceding the tonic chord.
- adj. Obsolete Authoritative.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having authority; possessing inherent authority; duly authorized; authoritative.
- Real; of genuine origin; being what it purports to be: opposed to pretended or imaginary, fictitious, counterfeit, apocryphal, or unauthorized: as, authentic documents.
- In law, executed with all due formalities; executed by the proper person and legally attested before the proper authorities: as, an authentic deed.
- Entitled to acceptance or belief; reliable; trustworthy; of established credit, credibility, or authority: as, an authentic tale, book, writer.
- Original; first-hand, as opposed to copied or transcribed.
- Own; proper; properly belonging to one's self.
- In music, having an immediate relation to the key-note or tonic: in distinction from plagal, which has a corresponding relation to the fifth or dominant in the octave below the key-note.
- n. An authoritative or genuine document or book.
- n. An original, as opposed to a copy or transcript.
- adj. Of the same origin as claimed; genuine.
- adj. Conforming to reality and therefore worthy of trust, reliance, or belief.
- adj. obsolete Having authority.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. 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.
- adj. obsolete Authoritative.
- adj. Of approved authority; true; trustworthy; credible.
- adj. (Law) Vested with all due formalities, and legally attested.
- adj. (Mus.) 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.
- n. obsolete An original (book or document).
- adj. not counterfeit or copied
- adj. conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief
- From Old French autentique (Modern French authentique) , from Latin authenticus, from Ancient Greek αὐθεντικός (authentikόs, "principal, genuine"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English autentik, from Old French autentique, from Late Latin authenticus, from Greek authentikos, from authentēs, author. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The first one (a) is called a _perfect authentic cadence_, but the last two (c) and (d) are _imperfect authentic_.”
“The main purpose which I have had in view in writing this book has been to present an account of Greek philosophy which, within strict limits of brevity, shall be at once authentic and interesting -- _authentic_, as being based on the original works themselves, and not on any secondary sources; _interesting_, as presenting to the ordinary English reader, in language freed as far as possible from technicality and abstruseness, the great thoughts of the greatest men of antiquity on questions of permanent significance and value.”
“We have an issue with is using the term authentic aboriginal products to mean products made by non-aboriginal people overseas and the benefits going to those non-aboriginal companies," Shain Jackson of Spirit Works Limited said.”
“The word "authentic" gets thrown around a lot, but it's hard to imagine a better application than what these guys pulled together.”
“We don't use the word authentic," to describe the Olive Garden experience, Mr. Caron says.”
“Schumer, whose faith in his sense of the authentic is absolute, is every bit as attuned to perceived Democratic elitism as Fox News is.”
“This urge to evolve is what I call the authentic self.”
“Parents must and can learn that what I call authentic engagement is the essential component to successfully raising twenty-first century kids.”
“The key to all of it: finding what we call authentic beauty.”
“_L'Asino_ (The Ass), which exists only to ridicule Romanism, has recently been publishing much in praise of what it calls authentic”
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