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ve·rid·i·cal(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.
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2. (Psychology) psychol of or relating to revelations in dreams, hallucinations, etc, that appear to be confirmed by subsequent events
[C17: from Latin vēridicus, from vērus true + dīcere to say]
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ve•rid•i•cal(vəˈrɪd ɪ kəl)
1. truthful; veracious.
2. corresponding to facts; actual; genuine.
[1645–55; < Latin vēridicus (vēr(us) true + -i- -i- + -dicus, adj. derivative of dīcere to speak) + -al1]
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|Adj.||1.||veridical - coinciding with reality; "perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception"- F.A.Olafson|
realistic - aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are; "a realistic description"; "a realistic view of the possibilities"; "a realistic appraisal of our chances"; "the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans"
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