American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Well grounded; just: a valid objection.
- adj. Producing the desired results; efficacious: valid methods.
- adj. Having legal force; effective or binding: a valid title.
- adj. Logic Containing premises from which the conclusion may logically be derived: a valid argument.
- adj. Logic Correctly inferred or deduced from a premise: a valid conclusion.
- adj. Archaic Of sound health; robust.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Strong: powerful; efficient.
- Sufficiently supported by fact; well-grounded; sound; just; good: capable of being justified or defended; not weak or defective: as, a valid reason; a valid objection.
- Good or sufficient in point of law; efficacious; executed with the proper formalities; incapable of being rightfully overthrown or set aside; sustainable and effective in law, as distinguished from that which exists or took place in fact or appearance, but has not the requisites to entitle it to be. recognized and enforced by law: as, a, valid deed; a valid covenant; a valid instrument of any kind; a valid claim or title; a valid marriage; a valid ordination.—4. In zoology and hot., having sufficient classificatory strength or force; scientifically founded or well-grounded; securely established: as, a valid family, genus, or species; & valid classification.
- In logic, having, as an argument, that degree of formal strength and truth that it professes to have.
- In chem., having valence: chiefly used in composition, as in univalid for univalent, etc. Synonyms Solid, weighty, sufficient.
- adj. Well grounded or justifiable, pertinent.
- adj. Acceptable, proper or correct.
- adj. Related to the current topic, or presented within context, relevant.
- adj. logic A formula or system that evaluates to true regardless of the input values.
- adj. logic An argument whose conclusion is always true whenever its premises are true.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Strong; powerful; efficient.
- adj. Having sufficient strength or force; founded in truth; capable of being justified, defended, or supported; not weak or defective; sound; good; efficacious.
- adj. (Law) Having legal strength or force; executed with the proper formalities; incapable of being rightfully overthrown or set aside.
- adj. still legally acceptable
- adj. well grounded in logic or truth or having legal force
- From Middle French valide (Wiktionary)
- French valide, from Old French, from Latin validus, strong, from valēre, to be strong; see wal- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Even though there have been many interpretations of the paintings and decorations of this church, none of the researchers gave what I call a valid translation or found Saunière's treasure.”
“The substantive points I was making above all remain valid either way.”
“Anyone who acknowledges these rankings as somewhat valid is complicit in distorting an appropriate world perspective and should feel ashamed.”
“And they have created a great little trap, that any criticism of them, however valid, is further proof of the plot that is out to get them and how persecuted they are.”
“With an FM3, your temporary vehicle permit will remain valid so long as your FM3 is valid -- no running to the border every 6 months.”
“If many more calls are required to get the numbers, how valid is the result for the population as a whole -- do the hanger-uppers have the same range of views of those who participate?”
“But he said the large number of people surveyed and the lack of corrupting factors mean certain valid conclusions can be drawn from the results.”
“The act requires that gift-card funds remain valid for at least five years and limits when and how often card issuers can charge certain fees.”
“And there are two-hour tickets which are only valid from the next hour from the time you validated your ticket plus 2 hours.”
“So, for example, a 2 hour metcard validated at 9: 01AM will remain valid until 12: 00PM …”
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