from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality of appearing to be true or real. See Synonyms at truth.
- n. Something that has the appearance of being true or real.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the property of seeming true, of resembling reality; resemblance to reality, realism
- n. a statement which merely appears to be true
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being verisimilar; the appearance of truth; probability; likelihood.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality or state of being verisimilar; the appearance of truth; probability; likelihood: as, the verisimilitude of a story.
- n. That which is verisimilar; that which has the appearance of a verity or fact.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the appearance of truth; the quality of seeming to be true
Latin vērīsimilitūdō, from vērīsimilis, verisimilar; see verisimilar.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin vērīsimilitūdō ("likeness to truth"), more correctly written separately as vērī similitūdō; from vērī, genitive singular of vērus ("true, real"), + similitūdō ("likeness, resemblance"). (Wiktionary)