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au·then·tic·i·ty

(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]

authenticity

[ô′thəntis′itē]
(in psychiatry) emotional and behavioral openness; a quality of being genuine and trustworthy.
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The assessment of the authenticity of signatures can be based on two kinds of tests:
The relevance and contribution of Enli's analysis of mediated authenticity is, I argue, mainly practical.
The customer receives reliable information about the authenticity of the scanned QR code within a matter of seconds and thus important information about the authenticity of the product.
That authenticity became a central measure of the production's success speaks to the importance placed on authenticity in both media studies and everyday public discourse.
It is also impossible to create any form of authenticity if those peddling such a notion don't believe 100 per cent in what they're saying.
While no single test or technology alone can provide complete confidence to consumers, we support the application of DNA barcoding technology as part of a multi-faceted approach to assuring authenticity and identifying substitution.
Garst cites numerous examples of how brands demonstrate their authenticity, or lack of it, via social media.
Many journalists, pundits, and even politicians argue that authenticity plays an important role in presidential campaigns, but they do not always agree among themselves on what the concept means.
According to Gilmore and Pine in Authenticity: What Consumers Really Want (2007), authenticity is the latest consumer sensibility that has evolved over concerns for availability of raw materials, then price of goods, then quality of services.
Positive accounts of authenticity tend to stem from the Continental tradition and can be loosely grouped into two types: the essentialist or "inner sense" accounts (as Varga terms them) exemplified by Rousseau, and the existentialist or "productionist" accounts, whose primary exponents according to Varga are Nietzsche and Foucault.
MQM's legislators from the national assembly, Iqbal Muhammad Ali Khan, the winner on the seat said that it is not responsibility of his party to ensure authenticity of the votes during polling.
The search for authenticity is perhaps desirable by all humans, even in matters of culture pertaining to say, food.