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adjective uk   /ɔːˈθen.tɪk/ us    /ɑːˈθen.t̬ɪk/
C1 If something is authentic, it is real, true, or what people say it is: an authentic 1920s dress authentic Italian food He was there and saw what happened, so his is the only authentic account.True, real, false, and unreal
adverb uk   /-tɪkəl.i/ /-t̬ɪkəl.i/ us  
True, real, false, and unreal
(Definition of authentic from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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