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[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.
Origin of verification
1515-25; < Medieval Latin vērificātiōn (stem of vērificātiō), equivalent to vērificāt(us) (past participle of vērificāre; see verify, -ate1) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
verificative, verificatory, adjective
nonverification, noun
preverification, noun
reverification, noun
unverificative, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for verification
  • Aid administrators will need time, training, and support to improve the verification process.
  • In a world where owning even a handful of bombs would confer huge advantage, verification will have to be completely reliable.
  • In any event it needs substantial verification by non-interested parties.
  • Offer of employment conditional upon background verification.
  • Unfortunately corpses have been used as verification on several occasions.
  • verification of strategic weapons is exercised through monitoring delivery vehicles.
  • Background verification must be completed before employment can begin.
  • Refugee and human-rights groups are incensed by what they consider a thoroughly flawed verification process.
  • Otherwise, you have to do all the verification yourself.
  • Employment eligibility verification and background check required before hire.
British Dictionary definitions for verification


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
verificative, verificatory, adjective
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Word Origin and History for verification

1520s, from Old French verificacion or directly from Medieval Latin *verificationem (nominative verificatio), noun of action from past participle stem of verificare (see verify). Middle English had verifiaunce (c.1400).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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verification in Technology

The process of determining whether or not the products of a given phase in the life-cycle fulfil a set of established requirements.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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