See also: confirmâtion
From Middle English confirmacioun, from Old French confirmacion, from Latin cōnfirmātiō, noun of process from cōnfirmātus (“confirmed”), perfect passive participle of cōnfirmāre, from con- (“with”) + firmāre (“to firm or strengthen”).
Morphologically confirm + -ation.
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˌkɑn.fəɹˈmeɪ.ʃən/, [ˌkʰɑɱ.fɚˈmeɪ.ʃn̩]
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌkɒn.fəˈmeɪ.ʃən/, [ˌkʰɒɱ.fəˈmeɪ.ʃn̩]
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- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
- Hyphenation US: con‧fir‧ma‧tion, UK: con‧firm‧a‧tion
confirmation (countable and uncountable, plural confirmations)
- An official indicator that things will happen as planned.
- We will send you a written confirmation of your hotel booking.
- A verification that something is true or has happened.
- The announcement in the newspaper was a confirmation of my suspicions.
- 1999 March 20, Natalie Angiers, The Guardian:
- They declare ringing confirmation for their theories even in the face of feeble data.
- 2022 January 12, Nigel Harris, “Comment: Unhappy start to 2022”, in RAIL, number 948, page 3:
- The thing is, we've even had formal confirmation from Government itself that the crucial research required to make such sweeping claims hasn't been done!
- A ceremony of sealing and conscious acknowledgement of the faith in many Christian churches, typically around the ages of 14 to 18; considered a sacrament in some churches, including Catholicism, but not in most Protestant churches.
- 1977, Billy Joel (music), “Only the Good Die Young”, in The Stranger:
- You got a nice white dress / and a party on your confirmation. / You've got a brand new soul, / mm, and a cross of gold.
- (law) An act whereby something conditional or voidable is made sure and unavoidable, especially the possession of an estate.
Christian ceremony or sacrament
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From Old French confirmacion, from Latin cōnfirmātiō.
confirmation f (plural confirmations)
- confirmation (all senses)
- “confirmation”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
confirmation (plural confirmationes)
- Alternative form of confirmacioun