Definitions for authenticɔˈθɛn tɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

au•then•ticɔˈθɛn 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. (of a church mode) having a range extending from the final to the octave above. (of a cadence) progressing from the dominant to the tonic chord.

    Category: Music and Dance

    Ref: Compare plagal (def. 1).; Compare plagal (def. 2). 1

  5. Obs. authoritative.

Origin of authentic:

1300–50; ME autentik (< AF) < LL authenticus < Gk authentikós <authént(ēs) perpetrator, doer

au•then•tic•i•tyˌɔ θɛnˈtɪs ɪ ti, ˌɔ θən-(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. authentic, reliable(adj)

    conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief

    "an authentic account by an eyewitness"; "reliable information"

  2. authentic, bona fide, unquestionable, veritable(adj)

    not counterfeit or copied

    "an authentic signature"; "a bona fide manuscript"; "an unquestionable antique"; "photographs taken in a veritable bull ring"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. authentic(adjective)ɔˈθɛn tɪk

    ≠ fake

    authentic ancient Native American artifacts

  2. authenticɔˈθɛn tɪk

    based on facts or actual methods

    authentic Mexican food; an authentic Irish pub


  1. authentic(Adjective)

    Of the same origin as claimed; genuine.

    The experts confirmed it was an authentic signature.

  2. authentic(Adjective)

    Conforming to reality and therefore worthy of trust, reliance, or belief.

    The report was completely authentic.

  3. authentic(Adjective)

    Having authority.

  4. Origin: From αὐθεντικός.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Authentic(noun)

    having a genuine original or authority, in opposition to that which is false, fictitious, counterfeit, or apocryphal; being what it purports to be; genuine; not of doubtful origin; real; as, an authentic paper or register

  2. Authentic(noun)


  3. Authentic(noun)

    of approved authority; true; trustworthy; credible; as, an authentic writer; an authentic portrait; authentic information

  4. Authentic(noun)

    vested with all due formalities, and legally attested

  5. Authentic(noun)

    having as immediate relation to the tonic, in distinction from plagal, which has a correspondent relation to the dominant in the octave below the tonic

  6. Authentic(noun)

    an original (book or document)


  1. Authentic

    Authentic is an album released by Chris Tomlin in 1998.

Translations for authentic

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


true, real or genuine

an authentic signature.

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