Results 1 to 3 of 3
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Danish
      • Home Country:
      • Denmark
      • Current Location:
      • Denmark

    • Join Date: Jul 2008
    • Posts: 281
    #1

    Genuinity ?

    Can one say " I am not sure about the genuinity of this Windows program ? Is this a correct word ?

  1. bhaisahab's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Ireland

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 25,626
    #2

    Re: Genuinity ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    Can one say " I am not sure about the genuinity of this Windows program ? Is this a correct word ?
    No, it is not a word, use "authenticity".

  2. BobK's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2006
    • Posts: 16,038
    #3

    Re: Genuinity ?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No, it is not a word, use "authenticity".
    I've heard (and used), and seen in some dictionaries, 'genuineness' (pronounced with a brief hiatus between the /n/ of 'genuine' and the /nəs/) . But not every one is happy with it, and it's safer to do as bhaisahab suggests - particularly as this is the word Microsoft use in this context ('Certificate of Authenticity').

    b

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •