valid
adjective Etymology: Middle French or Medieval Latin; Middle French valide, from Medieval Latin validus, from Latin, strong, potent, from valēre Date: 1571 1. having legal efficacy or force; especially executed with the proper legal authority and formalities <
a valid contract
>
2. a. well-grounded or justifiable ; being at once relevant and meaningful <
a valid theory
>
b. logically correct <
a valid argument
>
<
valid inference
>
3. appropriate to the end in view ; effective <
every craft has its own valid methods
>
4. of a taxon conforming to accepted principles of sound biological classification • validity nounvalidly adverb Synonyms: valid, sound, cogent, convincing, telling mean having such force as to compel serious attention and usually acceptance. valid implies being supported by objective truth or generally accepted authority <
a valid reason for being absent
>
<
a valid marriage
>
. sound implies a basis of flawless reasoning or of solid grounds <
a sound proposal for reviving the economy
>
. cogent may stress either weight of sound argument and evidence or lucidity of presentation <
the prosecutor's cogent summation won over the jury
>
. convincing suggests a power to overcome doubt, opposition, or reluctance to accept <
a convincing argument for welfare reform
>
. telling stresses an immediate and crucial effect striking at the heart of a matter <
a telling example of bureaucratic waste
>
.

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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