AskDefine | Define authenticity

Dictionary Definition

authenticity n : undisputed credibility [syn: genuineness, legitimacy]

User Contributed Dictionary



Greek: αυθεντικός, from authentes = author


  1. the quality of being authentic or of established authority for truth and correctness.
  2. Genuineness; the quality of being genuine or not corrupted from the original.
  3. truthfulness of origins, attributions, commitments, sincerity, and intentions; not a copy or forgery.


Extensive Definition

Authenticity refers to the truthfulness of origins, attributions, commitments, sincerity, devotion, and intentions.
Authenticity or Authentic may refer to:

See also

authenticity in German: Authentizität
authenticity in Finnish: Autenttisuus
authenticity in Russian: Аутентичность

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