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From Middle French vérification, from Medieval Latin verificatio


verification (countable and uncountable, plural verifications)

  1. The act of verifying.
  2. The state of being verified.
  3. Confirmation; authentication.
    The detective needs verification of your whereabouts last night.
  4. (law) A formal phrase used in concluding a plea, to denote confirmation by evidence.
  5. (mathematics) The operation of testing the equation of a problem, to see whether it truly expresses the conditions of the problem.

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