English Online Dictionary. What means validity? What does validity mean?
valid + -ity, borrowed from Middle French validité, from Late Latin validitas.
validity (countable and uncountable, plural validities)
- The state of being valid, authentic or genuine.
- State of having legal force.
- A quality of a measurement indicating the degree to which the measure reflects the underlying construct, that is, whether it measures what it purports to measure (see reliability).
- (Christianity, theology) The genuinity - as distinguished from the efficacity or the regularity - of a sacrament as a result of some formal dispositions being fulfilled.
- "validity", The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church. F. L. Cross, Elizabeth A. Livingstone (3rd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press. 1997. p. 1667.
- validity at OneLook Dictionary Search
- “validity”, in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, 1996–present.
- “validity”, in Collins English Dictionary.
- “validity” (US) / “validity” (UK) in Macmillan English Dictionary.