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verisimilitude

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English

Etymology

Latin verisimilitudo, veri similitudo, from veri, genitive of verus ‘true’ + similis ‘like’.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /vɛrɪsɪ'mɪlɪtju:d/

Noun

Singular
verisimilitude

Plural
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  1. the property of seeming true, of resembling reality; resemblance to reality, realism
  2. a statement which merely appears to be true

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French

Etymology

Latin verisimilitudo, veri similitudo, from veri, genitive of verus ‘true’ + similis ‘like’.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /vɛʀisimilityd/

Noun

verisimilitude f

  1. verisimilitude
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