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certification

[sur-tuh-fi-key-shuh n, ser-tif-uh-] /ˌsɜr tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən, sərˌtɪf ə-/
noun
1.
the act of certifying.
2.
the state of being certified.
3.
a certified statement.
4.
the writing on the face of a check by which it is certified.
5.
Law. a certificate attesting the truth of some statement or event.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English certificacio(u)n < Medieval Latin certificātiōn- (stem of certificātiō). See certificate, -ion
Related forms
noncertification, noun
precertification, noun
recertification, noun
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Examples for certification
  • There is no generally accepted certification or credential system in belly dance.
  • Two received pilots' certification and three became navigators.
  • So certification is probably not as important as improved training methods.
  • Registration, re-registration, and certification with municipal departments cost enterprises hundreds of employee hours.
  • The researchers say this shows that their tool could make the certification of device drivers better.
  • Which would probably mean the end of their organic certification.
  • Organic certification doesn't mean your food is any safer from, say, salmonella contamination when it's packaged.
  • Consumers need to be aware of new certification labels that let them know where the stuff is going.
  • There is a preliminary investigation, which in no way guarantees certification.
  • To help forestall this ecological catastrophe a variety of sustainable-seafood certification schemes have emerged.
British Dictionary definitions for certification

certification

/ˌsɜːtɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of certifying or state of being certified
2.
(law) a document attesting the truth of a fact or statement
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Word Origin and History for certification
n.

early 15c., "notification;" mid-15c., "demonstration, proof," from Medieval Latin certificationem (nominative certificatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Late Latin certificare (see certify). Meaning "act of providing with a legal certificate" is from 1881.

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certification in Medicine

certification cer·ti·fi·ca·tion (sûr'tə-fĭ-kā'shən)
n.

  1. The reporting to health authorities of those diseases legally required to be reported.

  2. The attainment of board certification in a specialty.

  3. The court procedure by which a patient is committed to a mental institution.

  4. Involuntary mental hospitalization.

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