AskDefine | Define veridical

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veridical adj : coinciding with reality; "perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception"- F.A.Olafson [syn: real]

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  1. True.
  2. Pertaining to an experience, perception, or interpretation that accurately represents reality; as opposed to unsubstantiated, illusory, or delusory.
    Few believe that all claimed religious experiences are veridical.
    • 1995, Herbert Simon, "Guest Editorial," Public Administration Review, vol. 55, no. 5, p. 404,
      There was great need for empirical research that would build a more veridical description of organizations and management.

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