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au·then·tic

 (ô-thĕn′tĭk)
adj.
1. Conforming to fact and therefore worthy of trust, reliance, or belief: an authentic account by an eyewitness.
2. Being so in fact; not fraudulent or counterfeit: an authentic medieval sword.
3. Law Executed in a manner so as to produce legal effectiveness: an authentic deed.
4. Music
a. Of, relating to, or being a medieval mode having a range from its final tone to the octave above it.
b. Of, relating to, or being a cadence with the dominant chord immediately preceding the tonic chord.
5. Obsolete Authoritative.

[Middle English autentik, from Old French autentique, from Late Latin authenticus, from Greek authentikos, from authentēs, author, master : autos, self + -hentēs, accomplisher, achiever; akin to Attic Greek hanutein, to accomplish, variant of Greek anuein.]

au·then′ti·cal·ly adv.
Synonyms: authentic, bona fide, genuine, real1, true, unquestionable
These adjectives mean not counterfeit or copied: an authentic painting by Monet; a bona fide transfer of property; genuine crabmeat; a real diamond; true courage; an unquestionable antique.

authentic

(ɔːˈθɛntɪk) or

authentical

adj
1. of undisputed origin or authorship; genuine: an authentic signature.
2. accurate in representation of the facts; trustworthy; reliable: an authentic account.
3. (Law) (of a deed or other document) duly executed, any necessary legal formalities having been complied with
4. (Classical Music) music
a. using period instruments and historically researched scores and playing techniques in an attempt to perform a piece as it would have been played at the time it was written
b. (in combination): an authentic-instrument performance.
5. (Music, other) music
a. (of a mode as used in Gregorian chant) commencing on the final and ending an octave higher
b. (of a cadence) progressing from a dominant to a tonic chord
Compare plagal
[C14: from Late Latin authenticus coming from the author, from Greek authentikos, from authentēs one who acts independently, from auto- + hentēs a doer]
auˈthentically adv
authenticity n

au•then•tic

(ɔˈθɛn tɪk)

adj.
1. genuine; real.
2. having an origin supported by unquestionable evidence: an authentic work by an old master.
3. entitled to acceptance or belief because of agreement with known facts or experience; reliable; trustworthy: an authentic report.
4. Music.
a. (of a church mode) having a range extending from the final to the octave above. Compare plagal (def. 1).
b. (of a cadence) progressing from the dominant to the tonic chord. Compare plagal (def. 2).
5. Obs. authoritative.
[1300–50; Middle English autentik (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin authenticus < Greek authentikós <authént(ēs) perpetrator, doer]
au•then′ti•cal•ly, adv.
au•then•tic•i•ty (ˌɔ θɛnˈtɪs ɪ ti, ˌɔ θən-) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.authentic - conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief; "an authentic account by an eyewitness"; "reliable information"
trustworthy, trusty - worthy of trust or belief; "a trustworthy report"; "an experienced and trustworthy traveling companion"
2.authentic - not counterfeit or copiedauthentic - not counterfeit or copied; "an authentic signature"; "a bona fide manuscript"; "an unquestionable antique"; "photographs taken in a veritable bull ring"
echt, genuine - not fake or counterfeit; "a genuine Picasso"; "genuine leather"

authentic

adjective
1. real, true, original, actual, pure, genuine, valid, faithful, undisputed, veritable, lawful, on the level (informal), bona fide, dinkum (Austral & N.Z. informal), pukka, the real McCoy, true-to-life patterns for making authentic border-style clothing
real supposed, false, fake, mock, synthetic, imitation, untrue, pseudo (informal), unreal, counterfeit

authentic

adjective
1. Worthy of belief, as because of precision or faithfulness to an original:
Translations
حَقِيقِيّمَوثوق، جَدير بِالتَّصْديق
autentickýpravývěrohodnýhodnověrnýnefalšovaný
ægteautentisk
autenttinen
autentičan
ósvikinn, ekta
本物の
진정한
autentiškasautentiškumas
autentisksīsts
pristenverodostojen
äkta
ของแท้
đích thực

authentic

[ɔːˈθentɪk] ADJ
1. (= genuine) [document, painting, data] → auténtico
the authentic taste of Italyel auténtico sabor de Italia
2. (= realistic) [scene, atmosphere] → realista

authentic

[ɔːˈθɛntɪk] adjauthentique

authentic

adj signature, manuscriptauthentisch; accent, antique, tearsecht; claim to title etcberechtigt

authentic

[ɔːˈθɛntɪk] adjautentico/a

authentic

(oːˈθentik) adjective
true, real or genuine. an authentic signature.
ˌauthenˈticity (-sə-) noun

authentic

حَقِيقِيّ autentický autentisk authentisch αυθεντικός auténtico autenttinen authentique autentičan autentico 本物の 진정한 authentiek autentisk autentyczny autêntico подлинный äkta ของแท้ özgün đích thực 可信的
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