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Oxford English Dictionary: [from Latin: "like truth"]

verisimilar: Having the appearance or semblance of truth or reality; appearing true or real; probable.

verisimilitude: The fact or quality of being verisimilar; the appearance of being true or real; likeness or resemblance to truth, reality, or fact; probability.


Wiktionary: Verisimilitude

  1. The property of seeming true, of resembling reality; resemblance to reality, realism.
  2. A statement which merely appears to be true.
  3. (fiction) Faithfulness to its own rules; internal cohesion.