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valid

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English

Etymology

From Middle French valide (healthy, sound, in good order), from Latin validus, from valeō (I am strong, I am healthy, I am worth) +‎ -idus, from Proto-Indo-European *wal (be strong).

Adjective

valid (comparative more valid, superlative most valid)

  1. Well grounded or justifiable, pertinent.
    I will believe him as soon as he offers a valid answer.
  2. Acceptable, proper or correct.
    A valid format for the date is MM/DD/YY.
    Do not drive without a valid license.
  3. Related to the current topic, or presented within context, relevant.
  4. (logic) Of a formula or system: such that it evaluates to true regardless of the input values.
  5. (logic) Of an argument: whose conclusion is always true whenever its premises are true.
    An argument is valid if and only if the set consisting of both (1) all of its premises and (2) the contradictory of its conclusion is inconsistent.

Antonyms

  • invalid

Hyponyms

  • (in logic: argument whose conclusion is always true whenever its premises are all true): sound

Related terms

  • validate
  • validation
  • validator

Translations

Anagrams

  • Advil, davil

German

Etymology

From Latin validus.

Adjective

valid (not comparable)

  1. valid

Declension

Further reading

  • valid in Duden online

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Latin validus

Adjective

valid (neuter singular valid, definite singular and plural valide)

  1. valid

References

  • “valid” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Latin validus

Adjective

valid (neuter singular valid, definite singular and plural valide)

  1. valid

References

  • “valid” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

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