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English noun: certification

1. certification (act) the act of certifying or bestowing a franchise on


Broader (hypernym)authorisation, authorization, empowerment

Narrower (hyponym)accreditation


2. certification (communication) confirmation that some fact or statement is true through the use of documentary evidence

Synonymscorroboration, documentation

Broader (hypernym)confirmation

3. certification (communication) a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts

Synonymscertificate, credential, credentials

Broader (hypernym)document, papers, written document

Narrower (hyponym)bill of health, birth certificate, certificate of incorporation, commission, diploma, military commission, probate, probate will, registration, sheepskin, teacher's certificate, teaching certificate

4. certification (act) validating the authenticity of something or someone


Broader (hypernym)proof, substantiation, validation

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