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Dictionary definition for: True

1. (n) proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment; "out of true"

2. (v) make level, square, balanced, or concentric; "true up the cylinder of an engine"

3. (a) consistent with fact or reality; not false; "the story is true" "it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true"- B. Russell; "the true meaning of the statement"

4. (r) as acknowledged; "true, she is the smartest in her class"

5. (s) not synthetic or spurious; of real or natural origin; "real mink" "true gold"

6. (s) conforming to definitive criteria; "the horseshoe crab is not a true crab" "Pythagoras was the first true mathematician"

7. (s) accurately placed or thrown; "his aim was true" "he was dead on target"

8. (s) devoted (sometimes fanatically) to a cause or concept or truth; "true believers bonded together against all who disagreed with them"

9. (a) expressing or given to expressing the truth; "a true statement" "gave truthful testimony" "a truthful person"

10. (s) in tune; accurate in pitch; "a true note"

11. (s) accurately fitted; level; "the window frame isn''t quite true"

12. (s) reliable as a basis for action; "a true prophesy"

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