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Definition of "veridical" []

  • Truthful; veracious: veridical testimony. (adjective)
  • Coinciding with future events or apparently unknowable present realities: a veridical hallucination. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "veridical" in a sentence
  • "A problem with this response is that it relies on characterising the kind of psychological effect involved in hallucination in terms of what it is not, namely a veridical perception, and it is plausible to demand that it should be possible to provide some positive account of the kind of psychological effect involved when one hallucinates."
  • "His suggestion is that the disjunctivist should explain such experiences not by direct appeal to the idea of veridical perception of the impossible scene, but rather by explaining how an experience with each of the constituent elements is indiscriminible in that respect from a perception of that element."
  • ""veridical" -- the fault lying in the erroneous symbolic interpretation of the medium."