validity

[valˈɪdɪtɪ], [valˈɪdɪtɪ], [v_a_l_ˈɪ_d_ɪ_t_ɪ]

Definitions of validity:

  1.   Validness; strength or force to convince; justness; soundness; legal strength or force. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2.   Soundness; legal strength or force. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3.   The state or quality of being founded on fact; soundness; justness; legality. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Quotes for validity:

  1. The only relevant test of the validity of a hypothesis is comparison of prediction with experience. – Milton Friedman
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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

Usage examples for validity:

  1. 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
  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. 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
  4. 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
  5. We cannot doubt its validity – Leaves in the Wind by A. G. Gardiner
  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. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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