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authentic

adjective     /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 authentically     /-tɪkəl.i/ /-t̬ɪkəl.i/ adverb True, real, false, and unreal
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