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verification

[ver-uh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˌvɛr ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of verifying.
2.
the state of being verified.
3.
evidence that establishes or confirms the accuracy or truth of something:
We could find no verification for his fantastic claims.
4.
a formal assertion of the truth of something, as by oath or affidavit.
5.
the process of research, examination, etc., required to prove or establish authenticity or validity.
6.
Law. a short confirmatory affidavit at the end of a pleading or petition.
Origin of verification
1515-1525
1515-25; < Medieval Latin vērificātiōn (stem of vērificātiō), equivalent to vērificāt(us) (past participle of vērificāre; see verify, -ate1) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
verificative, verificatory, adjective
nonverification, noun
preverification, noun
reverification, noun
unverificative, adjective
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verification

/ˌvɛrɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/
noun
1.
establishment of the correctness of a theory, fact, etc
2.
evidence that provides proof of an assertion, theory, etc
3.
(law)
  1. (formerly) a short affidavit at the end of a pleading stating the pleader's readiness to prove his assertions
  2. confirmatory evidence
Derived Forms
verificative, verificatory, adjective
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n.

1520s, from Old French verificacion or directly from Medieval Latin *verificationem (nominative verificatio), noun of action from past participle stem of verificare (see verify). Middle English had verifiaunce (c.1400).

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