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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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But here -- if we suppose this interview betwixt Mistress Hibbins and Hester Prynne to be authentic, and not a parable -- was already an illustration of the young minister's argument against sundering the relation of a fallen mother to the offspring of her frailty.
Be that as it may, I do not vouch for the fact, but merely advert to it, for the sake of being precise and authentic.
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said the authentic doctor, coming quickly to his wife's side; but, as if foreseeing that she would be too much out of breath to repeat her remark, he went on immediately-- "Ha, Miss Priscilla, the sight of you revives the taste of that super-excellent pork-pie.
URIEL, for thou of those seav'n Spirits that stand In sight of God's high Throne, gloriously bright, The first art wont his great authentic will Interpreter through highest Heav'n to bring, Where all his Sons thy Embassie attend; And here art likeliest by supream decree Like honour to obtain, and as his Eye To visit oft this new Creation round; Unspeakable desire to see, and know All these his wondrous works, but chiefly Man, His chief delight and favour, him for whom All these his works so wondrous he ordaind, Hath brought me from the Quires of Cherubim Alone thus wandring.
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An authentic genealogy traced up so high could not but be extremely curious; and with good reason might the Emperors of Abyssinia boast themselves the most illustrious and ancient family in the world.
I shall be told that the jousts of Suero de Quinones, him of the 'Paso,' and the emprise of Mosen Luis de Falces against the Castilian knight, Don Gonzalo de Guzman, were mere mockeries; as well as many other achievements of Christian knights of these and foreign realms, which are so authentic and true, that, I repeat, he who denies them must be totally wanting in reason and good sense.
It was authentic in Alencon that Mademoiselle Cormon suffered from rush of blood to the head.