Meaning of VALID in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ vælɪd ]


A valid argument, comment, or idea is based on sensible reasoning.

They put forward many valid reasons for not exporting...

ADJ : oft it v-link ADJ to-inf

• va‧lid‧ity

The editorial in the Financial Times says this argument has lost much of its validity.

N-UNCOUNT : usu with poss


Something that is valid is important or serious enough to make it worth saying or doing.

Most designers share the unspoken belief that fashion is a valid form of visual art.


• va‧lid‧ity

...the validity of making children wear cycle helmets.

N-UNCOUNT : usu N of n / -ing


If a ticket or other document is valid , it can be used and will be accepted by people in authority.

All tickets are valid for two months.



see also validity

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