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Definitions for valid
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word valid.
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.
Etymology: 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.]
Just and true.
The conversation and points for discussion were valid and we agreed a simple solution and peace is created.
Submitted by MaryC on April 26, 2020
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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
Examples of valid in a Sentence
We accept that Iranian behavior has been disruptive in the region, we accept the president (Trump) has some valid points that need to be addressed but we believe they are capable of being addressed (inside the deal).
Our duty is to the civilians in Yemen, and given widespread and very valid concerns over the conduct of the war by Saudi forces, our call for an E.U.-wide arms embargo is proportionate and necessary, the Saudis say they are investigating what they call incidents, and I welcome that scrutiny. But that is not enough -- humanitarian NGOs have asked for an independent inquiry that meets international law standards.
Your date of birth is not going to change, you're not going to move house tomorrow, a lot of the information that was taken was valid yesterday, is valid today, and will probably be valid for a large number of people in five, 10, 20 years' time.
All instruments are valid, for now, it seems liquidity is needed through currency swaps. If the situation changes, if there is demand, we may use reserves.
Maritime boundaries are defined only with valid deals.
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- vàlidCatalan, Valencian
- õigustatud, korrektne, põhjendatudEstonian
- pätevä, voimassaoleva, kelpaava, voimassa olevaFinnish
- megalapozott, érvényes, indokolt, alaposHungarian
- చెల్లుబాటు అయ్యేTelugu
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