noun \ˈtrüth\

the truth : the real facts about something : the things that are true

: the quality or state of being true

: a statement or idea that is true or accepted as true

plural truths \ˈtrüthz, ˈtrüths\

Full Definition of TRUTH

a archaic :  fidelity, constancy
b :  sincerity in action, character, and utterance
a (1) :  the state of being the case :  fact (2) :  the body of real things, events, and facts :  actuality (3) often capitalized :  a transcendent fundamental or spiritual reality
b :  a judgment, proposition, or idea that is true or accepted as true <truths of thermodynamics>
c :  the body of true statements and propositions
a :  the property (as of a statement) of being in accord with fact or reality
b chiefly British :  true 2
c :  fidelity to an original or to a standard
capitalized Christian Science :  god
in truth
:  in accordance with fact :  actually

Examples of TRUTH

  1. At some point you have to face the simple truth that we failed.
  2. Their explanation was simpler but came closer to the truth.
  3. The article explains the truth about global warming.
  4. A reporter soon discovered the truth.
  5. Do you swear to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth?
  6. Her story contains a grain of truth but also lots of exaggeration.

Origin of TRUTH

Middle English trewthe, from Old English trēowth fidelity; akin to Old English trēowe faithful — more at true
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Logic Terms

a posteriori, connotation, corollary, inference, mutually exclusive, paradox, postulate, syllogism


biographical name \ˈtrüth\

Definition of TRUTH

Sojourner ca 1797–1883 Am. evangelist & reformer


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

In philosophy, the property of statements, thoughts, or propositions that are said, in ordinary discourse, to agree with the facts or to state what is the case. At least four major types of truth theory have been proposed: correspondence theories (see realism), coherence theories (see coherentism, idealism), pragmatic theories (see pragmatism), and deflationary theories. The latter group encompasses a wide variety of views, including the redundancy theory, the disquotation theory, and the prosentential theory.


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