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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being valid, authentic or genuine.
  • n. Having legal force.
  • n. A quality of a measurement indicating the degree to which the measure reflects the underlying construct, that is, whether it measures what it purports to measure (see reliability).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being valid; strength; force; especially, power to convince; justness; soundness.
  • n. Legal strength, force, or authority; that quality of a thing which renders it supportable in law, or equity.
  • n. Value.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Strength or power in general.
  • n. The state or character of being valid.
  • n. Legal efficacy or force; sufficiency in point of law.
  • n. Scientific strength or force: as, the validity of a genus.
  • n. Value.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of being valid and rigorous
  • n. the quality of having legal force or effectiveness
  • n. the property of being strong and healthy in constitution

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