Authentic vs Authentification - What's the difference?

authentic | authentification |


As an adjective authentic

is of the same origin as claimed; genuine.

As a noun authentification is

the process of making, or establishing as, authentic.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

authentic

English

Alternative forms

* authentical, authentick, authenticke, authentique (all archaic)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of the same origin as claimed; genuine.
  • The experts confirmed it was an authentic signature.
  • Conforming to reality and therefore worthy of trust, reliance, or belief.
  • The report was completely authentic .
    an authentic''' writer; an '''authentic''' portrait; '''authentic information
  • (music, of a Gregorian mode) Having the final as the lowest note of the mode.
  • (obsolete) authoritative
  • (Milton)

    Synonyms

    * (of the claimed origin) genuine, real, bonafide, bona fide, unfaked * (conforming to fact) reliable, trustworthy, credible, unfaked

    Antonyms

    * (not of the claimed origin) phony, fake; ingenuine

    Derived terms

    * authentically * authenticate * authentication * authenticity * authenticism * authenticist

    authentification

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The process of making, or establishing as, authentic.
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