Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Truthful; veracious.
  • adjective Coinciding with future events or apparently unknowable present realities.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Truth-telling; veracious; truthful.
  • True; being what it purports to be.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rare Truth-telling; truthful; veracious.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective True.
  • adjective Pertaining to an experience, perception, or interpretation that accurately represents reality; as opposed to imaginative, unsubstantiated, illusory, or delusory.

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

  • adjective coinciding with reality

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin vēridicus : vērus, true; see wērə-o- in Indo-European roots + dīcere, to say; see deik- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin veridicus ("truly said"), from verus ("true") and dīcō ("I say").

Examples

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  • The first example is useless without full quote:

    "Yet, it will be observed, the message was, in its inception, wholly "veridical" — the fault lying in the erroneous symbolic interpretation of the medium."

    April 22, 2011