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confirmation

 
Noun confirmation has 5 senses
  1. confirmation, verification, check, substantiation - additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct; "fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory"
    --1 is a kind of proof, cogent evidence
    --1 has particulars:
     bed check; crosscheck; parity check, redundant check, odd-even check; checksum
    Derived forms: verb confirm2, verb confirm1
  2. confirmation - information that confirms or verifies
    --2 is a kind of
    information, info
    --2 has particulars:
     reinforcement, reenforcement; documentation, certification, corroboration
    Derived forms: verb confirm2, verb confirm1
  3. ratification, confirmation - making something valid by formally ratifying or confirming it; "the ratification of the treaty"; "confirmation of the appointment"
    --3 is a kind of agreement; approval, commendation
    Derived form: verb confirm4
  4. confirmation - a ceremony held in the synagogue (usually at Pentecost) to admit as adult members of the Jewish community young men and women who have successfully completed a course of study in Judaism
    --4 is a kind of
    religious ceremony, religious ritual
  5. confirmation - a sacrament admitting a baptized person to full participation in the church
    --5 is a kind of
    sacrament
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