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English noun: confirmation

1. confirmation (cognition) additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct


SamplesFossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory.


Synonymscheck, substantiation, verification


Broader (hypernym)cogent evidence, proof


Narrower (hyponym)bed check, checksum, crosscheck, odd-even check, parity check, redundancy check

2. confirmation (communication) information that confirms or verifies


Broader (hypernym)info, information


Narrower (hyponym)certification, corroboration, documentation, reenforcement, reinforcement

3. confirmation (communication) making something valid by formally ratifying or confirming it


SamplesThe ratification of the treaty.
Confirmation of the appointment.


Synonymsratification


Broader (hypernym)agreement

4. confirmation (act) 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


Broader (hypernym)religious ceremony, religious ritual

5. confirmation (act) a sacrament admitting a baptized person to full participation in the church


Broader (hypernym)sacrament









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