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validity noun

  1. Strength or power in general.
  2. The state or character of being valid.
  3. Legal efficacy or force; sufficiency in point of law.
  4. In philosophy and logic, an argument whose conclusion cannot possibly be false, assuming that the premises are true.
  5. In statitics, the main extent to which a concept, conclusion or measurement is well-founded and likely corresponds accurately to the real world.