ver·i·si·mil·i·tude (vĕr′ə-sĭ-mĭlĭ-td′, -tyd′)
1. The quality of appearing to be true or real: "The painting owes its verisimilitude to a number of groundbreaking innovations. Its life-size figures are rendered with a new kind of sculptural modeling, which makes them seem to occupy real space" (Jack Flam). See Synonyms at truth.
2. Something that has the appearance of being true or real.
[Latin vērīsimilitūdō, from vērīsimilis, verisimilar; see VERISIMILAR.]
ver′i·si·mil′i·tudi·nous (-tdn-əs, -tyd-) adj.
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