Word of the Week: verisimilitude (vĕr-ə-sĭ-MĬL-ĭ-tōōd)

Definition

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

In Context

“Today, of course, photographers no longer have such a struggle to achieve verisimilitude, since the camera and lens automatically produce perspectival images, the illusion of depth in photographs.”

David Bate, Photography: The Key Concepts, 2009.