confirmation


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to confirmation: conformation

con·fir·ma·tion

 (kŏn′fər-mā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act of confirming.
b. Something that confirms; verification.
2.
a. A Christian rite admitting a baptized person to full membership in a church.
b. A ceremony in Judaism that marks the completion of a young person's religious training.

confirmation

(ˌkɒnfəˈmeɪʃən)
n
1. the act of confirming
2. something that confirms; verification
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) 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
4. (Philosophy) (in the philosophy of science) the relationship between an observation and the theory which it supposedly renders more probable. Compare hypothetico-deductive

con•fir•ma•tion

(ˌkɒn fərˈmeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of confirming.
2. the state of being confirmed.
3. something that confirms, as a corroborative statement or piece of evidence.
4. a Christian rite administered to baptized persons, regarded as a sacrament endowing gifts of the Holy Spirit or as a ceremony of admission to full communion with a church.
5. a ceremony among Reform and some Conservative Jews in which a young person is formally admitted as an adult member of the community.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Latin]
con`fir•ma′tion•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.confirmation - additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct; "fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory"
cogent evidence, proof - any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something; "if you have any proof for what you say, now is the time to produce it"
bed check - a check that everyone is in bed by the time they should be
crosscheck - an instance of confirming something by considering information from several sources
odd-even check, parity check, redundancy check - a system of checking for errors in computer functioning
checksum - a digit representing the sum of the digits in an instance of digital data; used to check whether errors have occurred in transmission or storage
2.confirmation - information that confirms or verifies
info, information - a message received and understood
reenforcement, reinforcement - information that makes more forcible or convincing; "his gestures provided eloquent reinforcement for his complaints"
corroboration, documentation, certification - confirmation that some fact or statement is true through the use of documentary evidence
3.confirmation - making something valid by formally ratifying or confirming it; "the ratification of the treaty"; "confirmation of the appointment"
agreement - the verbal act of agreeing
4.confirmation - a ceremony held in the synagogue (usually at Pentecost) to admit as adult members of the Jewish community young men and women who have successfully completed a course of study in Judaism
religious ceremony, religious ritual - a ceremony having religious meaning
5.confirmation - a sacrament admitting a baptized person to full participation in the church
sacrament - a formal religious ceremony conferring a specific grace on those who receive it; the two Protestant ceremonies are baptism and the Lord's Supper; in the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church there are seven traditional rites accepted as instituted by Jesus: baptism and confirmation and Holy Eucharist and penance and holy orders and matrimony and extreme unction

confirmation

noun
1. proof, evidence, testimony, verification, ratification, validation, corroboration, authentication, substantiation He took her resignation as confirmation of their suspicions.
proof denial, contradiction, repudiation, disavowal
2. affirmation, approval, acceptance, endorsement, ratification, assent, agreement She glanced over at James for confirmation of what she'd said.
affirmation refusal, rejection, cancellation, disapproval, annulment

confirmation

noun
Translations
تَأْكِيدتأْكيد
potvrzeníbiřmování
bekræftelsekonfirmation
kinnitus
vahvistuskonfirmaatio
potvrda
bérmáláskonfirmáció
fermingstaîfesting; ferming
確認
확인
birmovanie
potrditev
bekräftelse
การยืนยัน
teyitdoğrulama
sự xác nhận

confirmation

[ˌkɒnfəˈmeɪʃən] N
1. (= proof) → confirmación f
2. (Rel) → confirmación f

confirmation

[ˌkɒnfərˈmeɪʃən] n
(= corroboration) [report, rumour, fear] → confirmation f
[appointment, arrangement] → confirmation f; [booking, reservation] → confirmation f

confirmation

n
Bestätigung f; a letter in confirmation (of)ein Brief mzur or als Bestätigung (+gen)
(Eccl) → Konfirmation f; (of Roman Catholics)Firmung f; confirmation classesKonfirmanden-/Firmunterricht m

confirmation

[ˌkɒnfəˈmeɪʃn] nconferma (Rel) → cresima

confirm

(kənˈfəːm) verb
1. to establish or make quite certain. They confirmed their hotel booking by letter.
2. to admit to full membership of certain Christian churches.
ˌconfirˈmation (kon-) noun
confirmand (-mand) noun
a person who receives religious confirmation or is a candidate for it.
conˈfirmed adjective
1. settled in a habit or way of life. a confirmed bachelor/drunkard.
2. (of a person) who has received religious confirmation.

confirmation

تَأْكِيد potvrzení bekræftelse Bestätigung επιβεβαίωση confirmación vahvistus confirmation potvrda conferma 確認 확인 bevestiging bekreftelse potwierdzenie confirmação подтверждение bekräftelse การยืนยัน teyit sự xác nhận 证实
References in classic literature ?
demanded the Indian, who expected his reply with that sort of interest that a man feels in the confirmation of testimony, at which he marvels even while he respects it; "the fathers of Chingachgook have not lied
The gentleman then ordered wine, which he and the carpenter drank together, in confirmation of their bargain.
But the bodings of the crew were destined to receive a most plausible confirmation in the fate of one of their number that morning.
Now Antanas Rudkus was the meekest man that God ever put on earth; and so Jurgis found it a striking confirmation of what the men all said, that his father had been at work only two days before he came home as bitter as any of them, and cursing Durham's with all the power of his soul.
Scientific men perceived in it a confirmation of their theories concerning the glacial period; so through their persuasions the little tract of ground was bought and permanently protected against being built upon.
With such an opinion, in confirmation of his own, Mr.
Palmer might be able to give some more particular account of Willoughby's general character, than could be gathered from the Middletons' partial acquaintance with him; and she was eager to gain from any one, such a confirmation of his merits as might remove the possibility of fear from Marianne.
Madame Defarge looked superciliously at the client, and nodded in confirmation.
I was about indignantly to give my assertion the confirmation he required, when he caught hold of my hand, and gave it a squeeze.
Thou mayst go thy ways, my friend,'' said the Captain, addressing Gurth, in special confirmation of the general voice, ``and I will cause two of my comrades to guide thee by the best way to thy master's pavilion, and to guard thee from night-walkers that might have less tender consciences than ours; for there is many one of them upon the amble in such a night as this.
They did not require the confirmation of this act, for the power to make the declaration had already been conferred upon them by the people, delegating the power, indeed, separately in the separate colonies, not by colonial authority, but by the spontaneous revolutionary movement of the people in them all.
And in confirmation of the truth of what I say, let me repeat to thee a stanza made by the famous poet Luigi Tansillo at the end of the first part of his 'Tears of Saint Peter,' which says thus: