[ɔː'θentɪk] or [ɔ'θɛntɪk]
(adj.) not counterfeit or copied; 'an authentic signature'; 'a bona fide manuscript'; 'an unquestionable antique'; 'photographs taken in a veritable bull ring' .
(adj.) conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief; 'an authentic account by an eyewitness'; 'reliable information' .
(n.) Having a genuine original or authority, in opposition to that which is false, fictitious, counterfeit, or apocryphal; being what it purports to be; genuine; not of doubtful origin; real; as, an authentic paper or register.
(n.) Of approved authority; true; trustworthy; credible; as, an authentic writer; an authentic portrait; authentic information.
(n.) Vested with all due formalities, and legally attested.
(n.) Having as immediate relation to the tonic, in distinction from plagal, which has a correspondent relation to the dominant in the octave below the tonic.
(n.) An original (book or document).
a. . Genuine, real, true, veritable, pure, uncorrupted, unadulterated, not false, not spurious, not fictitious, not apocryphal, what it purports to be.. Trustworthy, RELIABLE, authoritative, of approved authority, to be depended on, worthy of belief.
SYN:Genuine, veritable, reliable, real, original, trustworthy, not spurious, true,legitimate, certain, accepted, current, received
ANT:Unreliable, spurious, false, apocryphal, disputed, exploded, rejected,counterfeit, unfounded, unauthorized, baseless, fabulous, fictitious
adj. real: genuine as opposed to counterfeit apocryphal: original: true: entitled to acceptance of established credibility. A distinction is sometimes made between authentic and genuine—the former that the writing is trustworthy as setting forth real facts; the latter that we have it as it left its author's hands—an authentic history: a genuine text.—adv. Authent′ically.
- A more authentic tradition, aided by the geography of the country, places the pit in Dothan, some two days' journey from here. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- This critic concludes with a gentle rebuke to the inventor for ill-timed jesting, and a suggestion to furnish AUTHENTIC information! 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- The account of the French taxes, which takes up three volumes in quarto, may be regarded as perfectly authentic. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.
- We have what are almost certainly the authentic heads of his discourse to the five disciples which embodies his essential doctrine. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- Mr. Edison has built a very interesting machine, and he has the opportunity of making a valuable contribution to the electrical arts by furnishing authentic accounts of its capabilities. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- That Prometheus stole fire from heaven to give it to man is perhaps as authentic an account of the invention of fire as has been given. 威廉·亨利·杜利特. 世纪发明.
- Perdita's name was for ever joined with his; their conjugal felicity was celebrated even by the authentic testimony of facts. 玛丽·雪莱. 最后一个人.
- PRIOR to this, no complete, authentic, and authorized record of the work of Mr. Edison, during an active life, has been given to the world. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- But such teaching is not so much an ethical use of history as it is an effort to create moral impressions by means of more or less authentic material. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- I have not been able to find any such authentic records concerning the price of raw hides in ancient times. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.
- And this authentic missive was despatched under cover to Miss Briggs. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- No--but--many of his friends may ask me, and I wish to be able to give an authentic answer. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.