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Pronunciation: aw′then-tis′i-tē


  1. The quality of being genuine and valid.
  2. In psychological functioning and personality, applied to the conscious feelings, perceptions, and thoughts one expresses and communicates honestly and genuinely.

[G. authentikos, original, primary]

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