confirmation

A confirmation provides proof that something is true. An example might be when you receive confirmation that your flight will be on time, or you find out that something you thought might have happened actually did occur.

Confirmation is verification or final proof of something. In the church, confirmation is a rite in which a person if awarded full acceptance into — i.e., confirmed in — the religion, usually presented in a ceremony attended by family and friends. You can see how that ties in with the more general definition of substantiation of a fact or assertion. Confirmation is an obvious derivative of the verb confirm.

Primary Meanings of confirmation

1.
n
information that confirms or verifies
2.
n
a sacrament admitting a baptized person to full participation in the church
3.
n
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
Full Definitions of confirmation
1

n information that confirms or verifies

Types:
reenforcement, reinforcement
information that makes more forcible or convincing
certification, corroboration, documentation
confirmation that some fact or statement is true through the use of documentary evidence
Type of:
info, information
a message received and understood

n additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct

“fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory”
Synonyms:
check, substantiation, verification
Types:
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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
Type of:
cogent evidence, proof
any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something

n making something valid by formally ratifying or confirming it

confirmation of the appointment”
Synonyms:
ratification
Type of:
agreement
the verbal act of agreeing
2

n a sacrament admitting a baptized person to full participation in the church

Type of:
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
3

n 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

Type of:
religious ceremony, religious ritual
a ceremony having religious meaning

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