Validity is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of validity, followed by 32 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - the quality of being valid and rigorous
EXAMPLES - Validity in a Sentence
- 'validity', and those standards may not serve all of us well. (source)
- BEHAR: But does she have any kind of validity in that statement? (source)
- What validity is there to claims they destroy the local businesses? (source)
- They want "validity" - something that will be valid in the better world they seek. (source)
- But of course, it must be said that mere validity is not the only important matter. (source)
- Hilbert called the validity problem for first-order logic, the entscheidungsproblem. (source)
- What's less difficult to do is to look at the movement's own stated aims and consider their validity. (source)
- It is distinct from the idea of validity as moral propriety, i.e. a sound justification for respecting the norm. (source)
- - Added check of exception regular expression validity when creating an new exception or editing an existing one. (source)
- (UNITA) added they still recognised the "validity" of the Lusaka accord and called on both sides to give up their arms. (source)
- This will satisfy your ego because you have not ignored it, but you have given your ego validity, which is all it really wants. (source)
- Unfortunately many people do not know how search results work and even less will check the validity of the claims for themselves. (source)
- OK - there's no point in debating the "validity" of arguments in this space, other than perhaps to demand some factual basis for them. (source)
- Christmas, while it may lack divine validity, allowing divinity can even claim validity, is nice if only as an excuse to be a little kinder. (source)
- High School Diploma: The proliferation of high school diploma mills has called the validity of some secondary school credentials into question. (source)
- The thought that consistency is a sine qua non for central notions such as validity, truth, meaningfulness, rationality, is deeply ingrained into its psyche. (source)
- He's no longer "fighting" for those things; he operates with an assumption of their validity, which is the last stage of integrating value changes into society. (source)
- Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which reviews patent validity, is extraordinarily pro-patent, the number of issued patents has grown steadily in recent decades. (source)
- The word validity on this site can be wrongly taken so I will use domain of interpolation and domain of extrapolation (in day to day language we use the term "certified"). (source)
- And what is lost is not 'validity', let alone the grace of God in word and sacrament, but some dimension of the communicative fullness of the Body in its differentiated gifts. (source)
- In our view, particularly with temperatures now falling, the argument for CO2 regulation rests solely on the "validity" of the climate models relied upon by the IPCC and the EPA. (source)
- Kant's account of judgments of beauty has been criticized on the grounds that the argument for their universal validity, that is the Deduction of Pure Aesthetic Judgments, is unsuccessful. (source)
- On this it is only necessary to remark that the "validity" of a confession is an important point in China, since substitutes are easily procurable at as low a rate as from 20 to 50 pounds a life. (source)
- It said the company's claims to sustainable forest practice were "based on national forest certification" within Indonesia, and Fern's questioning of their validity was a "neo-colonial approach" and "immoral". (source)
- This is the only possible ground of proof; for our conception of an event possesses objective validity, that is, is a true conception, only because the law of causality determines an object to which it can refer. (source)
- As, however, few would be willing to incur the king's difplea - fure by calling their validity in queftion, the royal procla - mations were allowed to advance in authority, according to the increaling influence and dignity of the crown. (source)
- And it was at that moment they showed their contempt for the rest of America because they narrowmindedly refuse to accept any thoughts or opinion contrary to their own as having any validity, which is contrary to the values of this nation. (source)
- Advocates of homeopathy assert that this study's emphasis on certain large homeopathic trials lacked external validity, that is, the trials were not consistent with the homeopathic methodology, thereby reducing the meaning of the study's conclusions. (source)
- It's important to remember that all nine Supreme Court justices, in the Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission ruling accepted the validity of "corporate persons," although they were split 5-4 on granting corporations full and unfettered civil rights. (source)
- There was a certain degree of historic "validity" which, in sixty second news sound bites we rely on for public opinion, to say that John Q. Treasury Secretary is from this old boys 'club or that weighty financial institution, conveyed a sort of instant comfort and credibility with the public. (source)
- She was right on the money with pointing that out, and there is a certain validity to bringing out the handicapped/minorities as someone she cannot respond to, something that both Republicans and Democrats are want to do (black Republicans speaking at the RNC on presidential nomination night anyone?). (source)
- The authors claim that no further research on homeopathy is necessary, while advocates of homeopathy assert that almost all of the 8 homeopathic trials lacked external validity, that is, they used only a single homeopathic medicine given to every subject without the typical individualization of treatment that is commonly used in homeopathic practice. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 32 example sentences provided below is 44.0, which suggests that "validity" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 21 synonyms for validity.
authority, cogency, effectiveness, efficacy, force, foundation, gravity, grounds, legality, legitimacy, persuasiveness, point, potency, power, punch, right, soundness, strength, substance, validness, weight
We have 7 antonyms for validity.
impotence, incompetence, ineffectiveness, invalidity, lethargy, uselessness, weakness
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of validity from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) The state of being valid, authentic or genuine.
- (noun) Having legal force.
- (noun) A quality of a measurement indicating the degree to which the measure reflects the underlying construct, that is, whether it measures what it purports to measure (see reliability).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) The quality or state of being valid; strength; force; especially, power to convince; justness; soundness.
- (noun) Legal strength, force, or authority; that quality of a thing which renders it supportable in law, or equity.
- (noun) Value.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) Strength or power in general.
- (noun) The state or character of being valid.
- (noun) Legal efficacy or force; sufficiency in point of law.
- (noun) Scientific strength or force: as, the validity of a genus.
- (noun) Value.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) the quality of being valid and rigorous
- (noun) the quality of having legal force or effectiveness
- (noun) the property of being strong and healthy in constitution