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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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Investigating the veridicality of shape from shading for real objects.
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