certification [sur-t uh-fi- key-sh uh n, ser-tif- uh-] Word Origin See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com Origin of certification 1400–50; late Middle English certificacio(u)n
Medieval Latin certificātiōn-
-ion Related forms non·cer·ti·fi·ca·tion, noun pre·cer·ti·fi·ca·tion, noun re·cer·ti·fi·ca·tion, noun
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for recertification the act of certifying or state of being certified law a document attesting the truth of a fact or statement
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for recertification certification n.
early 15c., "notification;" mid-15c., "demonstration, proof," from Medieval Latin
certificationem (nominative certificatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Late Latin certificare (see certify). Meaning "act of providing with a legal certificate" is from 1881.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
recertification in Medicine certification (sûr′tə-fĭ-kā ′shən) The reporting to health authorities of those diseases legally required to be reported. The attainment of board certification in a specialty. The court procedure by which a patient is committed to a mental institution. Involuntary mental hospitalization.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.