Validity

[valˈɪdɪtɪ], [valˈɪdɪtɪ], [v_a_l_ˈɪ_d_ɪ_t_ɪ]

Definitions of validity:

  1.   the quality of having legal force or effectiveness
  2.   The quality or state of being valid; strength; force; especially, power to convince; justness; soundness; as, the validity of an argument or proof; the validity of an objection.
  3.   the quality of being logically valid
  4.   Value.
  5.   The state or quality of being founded on fact; soundness; justness; legality.
  6.   Validness; strength or force to convince; justness; soundness; legal strength or force.
  7.   Legal strength, force, or authority; that quality of a thing which renders it supportable in law, or equity; as, the validity of a will; the validity of a contract, claim, or title.
  8.   Soundness; legal strength or force.

Antonyms for validity:

fatuity, lunacy, density, balminess, doltishness, nuttiness, weak-mindedness, Asininity, silliness, wackiness, nonsensicalness, fatuousness, madness, insanity, obtuseness, thickness, folly, Unwisdom, dullness, dumbness, dim-wittedness, daftness, foolishness, dorkiness, simplicity, stupidity, simpleness, gormlessness, brainlessness, denseness, preposterousness, craziness, slowness, dopiness, witlessness, absurdity, mindlessness, dottiness, inanity, boneheadedness, zaniness, vacuity, dippiness, stupidness, oafishness.


Quotes for validity:

  1. What women have to stand on squarely is not their ability to see the world in the way men see it, but the importance and validity of their seeing it in some other way. – Mary Austin
  2. In retrospect I realize that the threat was about ego rather than the validity of the music. – David Baker
  3. All good performance pieces have some philosophical validity That's the difference between mere theater and performance art. – Jack Bowman
  4. The only relevant test of the validity of a hypothesis is comparison of prediction with experience. – Milton Friedman
  5. The solution of the difficulty is that the two mental pictures which experiment lead us to form- the one of the particles, the other of the waves- are both incomplete and have only the validity of analogies which are accurate only in limiting cases. – Werner Heisenberg
  6. The individual makes a clear effort to define moral values and principles that have validity and application apart from the authority of the groups of persons holding them and apart from the individual's own identification with the group. – Lawrence Kohlberg
  7. Hinduism's basic tenet is that many roads exist by which men have pursued and still pursue their quest for the truth and that none has universal validity – Kenneth Scott Latourette
  8. This truth must be recognized as a dogma and assume the validity of an axiom in the general understanding of painting. – Fernand Leger
  9. It is hard to know what you are talking about in mathematics, yet no one questions the validity of what you say. There is no other realm of discourse half so queer. – James Newman
  10. There's obviously some validity to it. But I think it also points out that you obviously can do it on your own because people have been doing it long before they had the stuff. – Frank Shorter
  11. It is disturbing to discover in oneself these curious revelations of the validity of the Darwinian theory. If it is true that we have sprung from the ape, there are occasions when my own spring appears not to have been very far. – Cornelia Otis Skinner
  12. So ensuring the integrity of the data and integrity and validity of the connection is a very important element in any company's strategy that is moving towards a Web service paradigm. – John W. Thompson

Usage examples for validity:

  1. This last argument prevailed, and in spite of the opposition of two or three honest men, the greedy legislators attacked the validity of the acts made during the former presidency; the Cherokees' grant was recalled, and notice given to them that they should forthwith give up their plantations and retire from Texas. ” – Monsieur Violet by Frederick Marryat
  2. They proceeded on a basis of assumptions the validity of which was at once called in question. ” – An Introduction to Philosophy by George Stuart Fullerton
  3. In 1809, I published the reply of this prelate to a consultation addressed to him in 1799, concerning the validity of marriages contracted before the civil authority, as in France. ” – The History of the Inquisition of Spain from the Time of its Establishment to the Reign of Ferdinand VII. by Juan Antonio Llorente
  4. Ladies and gentlemen, he said, evidently Mr. Blake, with his hard English common- sense, has raised some amount of doubt in your minds as to the validity of my story and of our performance. ” – Weapons of Mystery by Joseph Hocking
  5. With these officers lay full power to pass upon the validity of the certificates and upon the honesty of intent on the part of the persons presenting them. ” – The Development of Religious Liberty in Connecticut by M. Louise Greene, Ph. D.
  6. But, before their validity can be determined, there must be a 'cognitional' experience of the type described above. ” – John Dewey's logical theory by Delton Thomas Howard
  7. “ No rebellion was necessary to give validity to a civil claim. ” – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.) by Edmund Burke
  8. As a private citizen, it may be stated that I held that the question of the validity of the bonds should be decided by the courts. ” – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis
  9. As a kind of explanatory comment upon the convention Spain has thought fit to grant you, as another insolent protest, under the validity and force of which she has suffered this convention to be proceeded upon, 'We'll treat with you, but we'll search and take your ships; we'll sign a convention, but we'll keep your subjects prisoners, prisoners in Old Spain; the West Indies are remote; Europe shall be witness how we use you. ” – Selected-Speeches-on-British-Foreign-Policy-1738-1914 by Jones, Edgar R. (Edgar Rees), Sir
  10. The authority of the alcaldes to dispose of the lands was questioned by many of the new immigrants, and the validity of their grants denied. ” – Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California with Other Sketches; To Which Is Added the Story of His Attempted Assassination by a Former Associate on the Supreme Bench of the State by Stephen Field; George C. Gorham
  11. They continued to be refused religious privileges because New England Congregationalism doubted the scriptural validity of letters of dismissal from churches where the discipline and church order varied from its own. ” – The Development of Religious Liberty in Connecticut by M. Louise Greene, Ph. D.
  12. It is not a form in which we must reason, but it is a form in which we may reason, and into which it is indispensable to throw our reasoning, when there is any doubt of its validity though when the case is familiar and little complicated, and there is no suspicion of error, we may, and do, reason at once from the known particular cases to unknown ones. ” – A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2) by John Stuart Mill
  13. We cannot doubt its validity – Leaves in the Wind by A. G. Gardiner
  14. Most of the other States had similar statutes, and their courts had supported their validity – The American Judiciary by Simeon E. Baldwin, LLD
  15. In October, 1876, decisions were handed down together in eight cases which had been appealed from federal circuit and state courts in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota, and which involved the validity of the Granger laws. ” – The Agrarian Crusade A Chronicle of the Farmer in Politics by Solon J. Buck
  16. Yet the plea made by Lamb for the Restoration comedies has a certain validity when it is put forward in behalf of Mr. Punch. ” – A Book About the Theater by Brander Matthews
  17. “ To this Don Diego replied, that as to the validity of the capitulation, it was a binding contract, and none of its privileges ought to be restricted. ” – The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Vol. II) by Washington Irving
  18. Entertaining no doubt of the validity of our title, I need scarcely add that in any event American citizens were to be placed on a footing at least as favorable as that of British subjects, it being understood that Captain Pickett's company should remain on the island. ” – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  19. Five supported the Chief Justice on the main points as to the status of the African race and the validity of the Missouri Compromise. ” – The Anti-Slavery Crusade Volume 28 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Jesse Macy
  20. An impression made upon us must be repeated before it has validity to our reason. ” – Humanly Speaking by Samuel McChord Crothers

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