well grounded in logic or truth or having legal force
"a valid inference"; "a valid argument"; "a valid contract"
still legally acceptable
"the license is still valid"
Well grounded or justifiable, pertinent.
I will believe him as soon as he offers a valid answer.
Acceptable, proper or correct.
Related to the current topic, or presented within context, relevant.
A formula or system that evaluates to true regardless of the input values.
An argument whose conclusion is always true whenever its premises are true.
An argument is valid if and only if the set consisting of both (1) all of its premises and (2) the contradictory of its conclusion is inconsistent.
Origin: From valide
strong; powerful; efficient
having sufficient strength or force; founded in truth; capable of being justified, defended, or supported; not weak or defective; sound; good; efficacious; as, a valid argument; a valid objection
having legal strength or force; executed with the proper formalities; incapable of being rightfully overthrown or set aside; as, a valid deed; a valid covenant; a valid instrument of any kind; a valid claim or title; a valid marriage
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
val′id, adj. strong: having sufficient strength or force: founded in truth: sound: conclusive: (law) executed with the proper formalities: legal: rightful.—v.t. Val′idate, to confirm, give legal force to: test the validity of.—ns. Validā′tion; Valid′ity.—adv. Val′idly.—n. Val′idness. [Fr.,—L. validus—valēre, to be strong.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'valid' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4101
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'valid' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4060
Rank popularity for the word 'valid' in Adjectives Frequency: #544
The numerical value of valid in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of valid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen.
Kids' views are often just as valid as the teachers'. The best teachers are the ones that know that.
This continues the general trend of data pointing to a strong economy, and it indicates that the surge of activity we've seen is valid.
More than in any other performing arts the lack of respect for acting seems to spring from the fact that every layman considers himself a valid critic.
Our whole life is an attempt to discover when our spontaneity is whimsical, sentimental irresponsiblity and when it is a valid expression of our deepest desires and values.
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- vàlidCatalan, Valencian
- õigustatud, põhjendatud, korrektneEstonian
- voimassa oleva, kelpaava, voimassaoleva, päteväFinnish
- indokolt, alapos, érvényes, megalapozottHungarian
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