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1 additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct; "fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory" [syn: confirmation, check, substantiation]
2 (law) an affidavit attached to a statement confirming the truth of that statement

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verification (plural verifications)
  1. The act of verifying
  2. the state of being verified;
  3. confirmation; authentication.
    • The detective needed verification of your whereabouts last night.
  4. Confirmation by evidence.
    • A formal phrase used in concluding a plea.
  5. Verification of an equation


The act of verifying
the state of being verified
  • Hebrew:
confirmation; authentication
  • Hebrew:
Legal: Confirmation by evidence
Math: Verification of an equation

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The word verification can refer to:

In Computing

  • In circuit development:
  • In systems engineering:
    • Testing to confirm that the system, subsystem or component meets documented requirements or specifications levied on the design.
In ICT uses, it is used to check whether data entered meets that which is required to continue, for example - the user needs to be 18 years old to watch a video posted on the interenet, when requested to enter his or hers date of birth, the date of birth will have to be equal or greater to that which means they are 18 before being allowed to continue, if a date of birth entered is lower than that of a 18 year old they will be disallowed from watching the video.
verification in Czech: Verifikace
verification in Polish: weryfikacja

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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