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noun va·lid·i·ty \ və-ˈli-də-tē , va- \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of validity

:the quality or state of being valid: such as
a :the state of being acceptable according to the law
  • The validity of the contract is being questioned.
  • What the federal courts have ruled … is that renunciations made behind barbed wire were essentially under duress, and thus of no legal validity.
  • —Roger Daniels
b :the quality of being well-grounded, sound, or correct
  • the validity of an argument/theory
  • Other researchers have questioned the validity of the test results.
  • Later he acknowledged that there was no validity to his report.
  • —David Hiltbrand

First Known Use of validity

circa 1577


VALIDITY Defined for Kids

validity

noun va·lid·i·ty \ və-ˈli-də-tē \

Definition of validity for Students

:the quality or state of being true or legally in force or effect

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