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Etymology

Old English trēowe

Pronunciation

Adjective

true (comparative tru, superlative er)

Positive
true

Comparative
tru

Superlative
er

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) concurring with a given set of facts.
  2. (logic) A state in Boolean logic that indicates an affirmative or positive result.
    "A and B" is true if and only if "A" is true and "B" is true.
  3. Loyal, faithful.
    He’s turned out to be a true friend. (See below, "Compound Words and Terms")
  4. Genuine.
    This is true Parmesan cheese.
  5. Legitimate.
    The true king has returned!
  6. Truth
    ...the true mention some form of accord with fact or reality.

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Noun

true (plural only; not used in singular form)

  1. (always with "the") Those who are loyal or faithful.

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Verb

Infinitive
to true

Third person singular
trues

Simple past
trued

Past participle
-

Present participle
trueing

to true (third-person singular simple present trues, present participle trueing, simple past and past participle trued)
  1. To straighten.
    He trued the spokes of the bicycle wheel.

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