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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.


(vɪˈrɪdɪkəl) or


1. truthful
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]
veridicality n
veˈridically adv


(vəˈrɪd ɪ kəl)

also ve•rid′ic,

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]
ve•rid`i•cal′i•ty, n.
ve•rid′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"


1. Consistently telling the truth:


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It arises as a result of intentional process, in which mind is working to construe the external world veridically in the absence of immediate stimuli;
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It will not do to take "infallibility" to be the relevant second-order criterion, for that would make [2] into a vacuous tautology, and would also license such ad hoc bogus sources as "guessing truly." The trouble with such gerrymandered sources as "guessing truly" or even "seeing veridically" is not merely, to repeat, that they fail to provide the cognizer with an applicable criterion, but rather that they have no coherently delineated natural causal realization.
Distance scaling is a general characteristic of the visual system to recover veridically physical attributes of the outer world, such as depth, motion, and size.