valid

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See also: vàlid

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French valide (healthy, sound, in good order), from Latin validus, from valeō (I am strong, I am healthy, I am worth) +‎ -idus, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂welh₁- (be strong).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvælɪd/
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Adjective[edit]

valid (comparative more valid, superlative most valid)

  1. Well grounded or justifiable, pertinent.
    • 2012 March-April, Jan Sapp, “Race Finished”, in American Scientist[1], volume 100, number 2, page 164:
      Few concepts are as emotionally charged as that of race. The word conjures up a mixture of associations—culture, ethnicity, genetics, subjugation, exclusion and persecution. But is the tragic history of efforts to define groups of people by race really a matter of the misuse of science, the abuse of a valid biological concept?
    I will believe him as soon as he offers a valid answer.
  2. Acceptable, proper or correct; in accordance with the rules.
    A valid format for the date is DD/MM/YY.
    Do not drive without a valid license.
  3. Related to the current topic, or presented within context, relevant.
  4. (logic) Of a formula or system: such that it evaluates to true regardless of the input values.
  5. (logic) Of an argument: whose conclusion is always true whenever its premises are true.
    An argument is valid if and only if the set consisting of both (1) all of its premises and (2) the contradictory of its conclusion is inconsistent.
  6. (Christianity, theology) Effective.
    He is a priest now: although his ordination was contrary to the law of the church, it was still valid.

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  • (in logic: argument whose conclusion is always true whenever its premises are all true): sound

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin validus.

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Adjective[edit]

valid (not comparable)

  1. valid

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Further reading[edit]

  • valid” in Duden online

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English valid, from Middle French valide (healthy, sound, in good order), from Latin validus, from valeō (I am strong, I am healthy, I am worth) +‎ -idus, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂welh₁- (be strong).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈvalɪt̪]
  • Hyphenation: va‧lid

Noun[edit]

valid (first-person possessive validku, second-person possessive validmu, third-person possessive validnya)

  1. valid
    Synonyms: berlaku, sahih

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin validus.

Adjective[edit]

valid (neuter singular valid, definite singular and plural valide)

  1. valid

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin validus.

Adjective[edit]

valid (neuter singular valid, definite singular and plural valide)

  1. valid

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French valide

Adjective[edit]

valid m or n (feminine singular validă, masculine plural valizi, feminine and neuter plural valide)

  1. valid

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