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 (və-rĭd′ĭ-kəl) also ve·rid·ic (-rĭd′ĭk)
1. Truthful; veracious: veridical testimony.
2. Coinciding with future events or apparently unknowable present realities: a veridical hallucination.

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

ve·rid′i·cal′i·ty (-kăl′ĭ-tē) n.
ve·rid′i·cal·ly adv.
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For casual users interested in efficiently obtaining news and information on the net, this proves burdensome because they now have the arduous additional task of sifting through information of unknown pedigree and determing its veridicality instead of simply attending to news of established credibility" (Kalyanaraman & Sundar, 2008, p.
These results document the robustness of the classes once formed, and the veridicality of the outcomes of the sorting tests, even when class membership was not experimenter defined.
The psychologically distinctive notion implies that a representational state has veridicality conditions as an aspect of its nature.
Christina casts doubt upon the veridicality of the step-by-step planning that the group leader encourages at the meeting.
Section 3, "Psychical Research--Principles and Methods" consists of three selections, "Changing Factors in the Study of Spontaneous Cases" (1987), a reply to a paper by philosopher Michael Scriven that deals with veridicality (1962), and "Thoughts on the Decline of Major Paranormal Phenomena" (1989).
He elucidates "the criteria and concepts that ordinary people hold concerning what is true and why," drawing some interesting conclusions from his own fieldwork about why sight but not sound is a universal metaphor for veridicality.
4) by endorsing a veridicality thesis, which states that information is meaningful and truthful data.
While caution should always be taken not to assume the veridicality of reported abuse memories in DID patients, memories of ordinary childhood abuse among DID patients have been highly corroborated (75-90%).
In other words, though certain experiences might provide strong feelings of certainty, the latter should not be confused with veridicality, which relates to whether the supposed "object" of experience really is the way it appears.
In a word, consciousness and the body are given together, and if apparent difficulties arise regarding the veridicality of our perceptions of the world, it can only be because we already securely inhabit a world which allows us to entertain such a possibility.