ve·rid·i·cal (və-rĭdĭ-kəl) also ve·rid·ic (-rĭdĭk)
1. Truthful; veracious: veridical testimony.
2. Coinciding with future events or apparently unknowable present realities: a veridical hallucination.
[From Latin vēridicus : vērus, true; see wērə-o- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + dīcere, to say; see deik- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
ve·rid′i·cali·ty (-kălĭ-tē) n.
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