Definition of verification in English:


Syllabification: ver·i·fi·ca·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌverəfiˈkāSHən


  • 1The process of establishing the truth, accuracy, or validity of something: the verification of official documents
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    • Further, Net-based identities use very few verifications other than credit card information.
    • We had asked for some verifications from them about their process and the answers just weren't satisfactory.
    • Once in place, many of the tests and verifications are repeated to assure workers that the payload and its shuttle interfaces are working together.
  • 1.1 [often as modifier] Philosophy The establishment by empirical means of the validity of a proposition.
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    • The Vienna Circle espoused a verification theory of meaning but did not take it seriously enough.
    • A priori knowledge is independent of empirical justification or verification.
    • Dewey held that value judgments express propositions that are subject to empirical testing and verification.
  • 1.2The process of ensuring that procedures laid down in weapons limitation agreements are followed.
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    • It insisted only that a permanent lifting of the sanctions would have to await verification of Iraqi disarmament.
    • Technological change has produced numerous new weapons which could be destabilizing to deterrence and make verification more complicated.
    • Aware of the political significance, the U.S. and Britain should handle the search for these weapons and their international verification with great care.


early 16th century: from Old French or from medieval Latin verificatio(n-), from the verb verificare (see verify).

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