[ ver-uh-fi-key-shuh n ]
/ ˌvɛr ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən /


the act of verifying.
the state of being verified.
evidence that establishes or confirms the accuracy or truth of something: We could find no verification for his fantastic claims.
a formal assertion of the truth of something, as by oath or affidavit.
the process of research, examination, etc., required to prove or establish authenticity or validity.
Law. a short confirmatory affidavit at the end of a pleading or petition.


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Origin of verification

1515–25; < Medieval Latin vērificātiōn (stem of vērificātiō), equivalent to vērificāt(us) (past participle of vērificāre; see verify, -ate1) + -iōn- -ion

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British Dictionary definitions for verification

/ (ˌvɛrɪfɪˈkeɪʃən) /


establishment of the correctness of a theory, fact, etc
evidence that provides proof of an assertion, theory, etc
  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 of verification

verificative or verificatory, adjective
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