From Latin veridicus (“truly said”), from verus (“true”) and dīcō (“I say”).
veridical (comparative more veridical, superlative most veridical)
- Pertaining to an experience, perception, or interpretation that accurately represents reality; as opposed to imaginative, unsubstantiated, illusory, or delusory.
- Few believe that all claimed religious experiences are veridical.
- 1995, Herbert Simon, "Guest Editorial", Public Administration Review, vol. 55, no. 5, p. 404:
- There was great need for empirical research that would build a more veridical description of organizations and management.