Definition of verification in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌverəfəˈkāSH(ə)n/


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.
confirmation, substantiation, proof, corroboration, support, attestation, validation, authentication, endorsement
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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Syllabification: ver·i·fi·ca·tion

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