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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.


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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