[sur-tuh-fi-key-shuhn, ser-tif-uh-]

1400–50; late Middle English certificacio(u)n < Medieval Latin certificātiōn- (stem of certificātiō). See certificate, -ion

noncertification, noun
precertification, noun
recertification, noun Unabridged
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certification (ˌsɜːtɪfɪˈkeɪʃən)
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 & History

c.1440, from M.L. certificationem, noun of action from certificare (see certify).
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Medical Dictionary

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

  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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