an act or instance of confirming, or of establishing someone or something, as by verifying, approving, or corroborating: The study is an attempt at the scientific confirmation of previous anecdotal results.The nomination and confirmation of this candidate as Court of Appeals Judge is a step in the right direction.
a rite in some Christian churches, in which baptized individuals profess their faith, are accorded status as full members, and, in some denominations, receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
a solemn ceremony among Reform and certain Conservative Jews, admitting young people to adult membership in the Jewish community after completion of a prescribed course of study.
- con·fir·ma·tion·al, adjective
- non·con·fir·ma·tion, noun
- pre·con·fir·ma·tion, noun
- re·con·fir·ma·tion, noun
- self-con·fir·ma·tion, noun
- su·per·con·fir·ma·tion, noun
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How to use confirmation in a sentence
Your Disrupt ticket number on your Bizzabo registration confirmation email is your key to access the platform.
She quickly scans all of them, looking for confirmation on starting the project.SEO proposals: Particular challenges and how to avoid getting a silent no | SEOmonitor | September 10, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
It also adds a layer of protection against cognitive biases like confirmation bias.The “career-making” question that will help you make better decisions | Walter Frick | September 6, 2020 | Quartz
We will send confirmations to the first 100 people who sign up.
I had the opportunity to talk with him before his confirmation process.Will a Covid-19 Vaccine Change the Future of Medical Research? (Ep. 430) | Stephen J. Dubner | August 27, 2020 | Freakonomics
But confirmation of that time frame has also been hard to come by.
“We need confirmation that it is them,” she told The Daily Beast in a phone interview.
The news is being taken as confirmation that Kate is fully recovered from her pregnancy sickness.Why Prince George Won't Be Coming To NY and DC With Will And Kate | Tom Sykes | November 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I would have been delighted to shock any confirmation hearing with explicit and shocking stories.Gay Activist David Mixner: I Mercy Killed 8 People | Tim Teeman | October 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
You get to browse full menus by phone and receive confirmation when your order is being processed.
When the oath is given to confirm an assertion, it is sworn in confirmation of a covenant with God.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
The design of thus using the number being to give confirmation, such also must have been the end of using the oath.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
After this striking confirmation of my conjecture, I think no more need be said.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems | Geoffrey Chaucer
Their confirmation vows seemed to make a link, and Meta's unfeigned enthusiasm for the doctor was the sure road to Ethel's heart.The Daisy Chain | Charlotte Yonge
Were any further confirmation needed for Massingers authorship, the metrical tests would supply it, with their 36 per cent.The Fatal Dowry | Philip Massinger
British Dictionary definitions for confirmation
the act of confirming
something that confirms; verification
a rite in several Christian churches that confirms a baptized person in his or her faith and admits him or her to full participation in the church
(in the philosophy of science) the relationship between an observation and the theory which it supposedly renders more probable: Compare hypothetico-deductive
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