Definition of verification in US English:

verification

noun

  • 1The process of establishing the truth, accuracy, or validity of something.

    ‘the verification of official documents’
    • ‘We can't do what CBS did and what the panel describes: fail to recognize the nuances of the field of document verification.’
    • ‘Serpa also suggested changes in the process, including international verification - something Marulanda has repeatedly opposed.’
    • ‘For accurate verification of data, interview techniques are considered insufficient.’
    • ‘We wrote several books on the subject, just don't check the footnotes for verifications of time and place for said hat wearing.’
    • ‘Once in place, many of the tests and verifications are repeated to assure workers that the payload and its shuttle interfaces are working together.’
    • ‘Data and system integrity must be preserved through authority, operational, device, and other checks and verifications.’
    • ‘The ability to perform early design-to-manufacture verifications has led to reduced waste and substantial cost savings.’
    • ‘These verifications currently are in progress.’
    • ‘In neither instance did these verifications change any of the conclusions reported below, unless otherwise stated.’
    • ‘Surely there must be a due process of checking and verification.’
    • ‘At any rate, the end result of science is the objective product of multiple verifications and the findings of generations of scientists.’
    • ‘As a result, a very powerful tool, lint, was created which was able to make a large number of static verifications of the code.’
    • ‘The registration verification process had identified people who had registered, but who did not qualify.’
    • ‘Further, Net-based identities use very few verifications other than credit card information.’
    • ‘We had asked for some verifications from them about their process and the answers just weren't satisfactory.’
    • ‘I also approached the Israelis and submitted verifications.’
    • ‘Identification of plants with botanical verifications is essential as contamination due to misidentification of plant species or parts is common.’
    • ‘Moreover, she wrote in her July 5, 2001, letter, the cost of work search verifications would cost up to two times the estimated savings.’
    • ‘As a result, its most effective use is to authenticate a card access request for positive identity verification.’
    • ‘Once your eyes were thus opened you saw confirming instances everywhere: the world was full of verifications of the theory.’
    confirmation, substantiation, corroboration, attestation, affirmation, validation, authentication, endorsement, accreditation, ratification, establishment, certification
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    1. 1.1Philosophy often as modifier The establishment by empirical means of the validity of a proposition.
      • ‘The Vienna Circle espoused a verification theory of meaning but did not take it seriously enough.’
      • ‘Second, logic can be used as a verifications tool to see whether programs work.’
      • ‘This last claim embodies the ‘Verification Principle’ that the meaning of a statement is given by its method of verification.’
      • ‘A priori knowledge is independent of empirical justification or verification.’
      • ‘Dewey held that value judgments express propositions that are subject to empirical testing and verification.’
    2. 1.2 The process of ensuring that procedures laid down in weapons limitation agreements are followed.
      • ‘It has to provide its own monitoring and verification.’
      • ‘In return, it said it would stop making nuclear weapons, submit to weapons verification and dismantle all nuclear facilities.’
      • ‘Aware of the political significance, the U.S. and Britain should handle the search for these weapons and their international verification with great care.’
      • ‘It could also be tied to a back-end database so all verifications would be logged with the time, date and location.’
      • ‘These non-dimensional charts allow hand calculations and quick verifications in structural design of laterally loaded piles.’
      • ‘It insisted only that a permanent lifting of the sanctions would have to await verification of Iraqi disarmament.’
      • ‘This explains why qualitative verifications are widely used in the military sphere and scientific research in the World Ocean.’
      • ‘ESA have authorised the shipment to the Kennedy Space Center for the remaining part of the verifications and check-out tests.’
      • ‘The piece is mostly about the difficulties of weapon inspections verification.’
      • ‘It allows for end-to-end testing including the verification of the operational procedures.’
      • ‘Technological change has produced numerous new weapons which could be destabilizing to deterrence and make verification more complicated.’

Origin

Early 16th century: from Old French or from medieval Latin verificatio(n-), from the verb verificare (see verify).

Pronunciation

verification

/ˌvɛrəfəˈkeɪʃ(ə)n//ˌverəfəˈkāSH(ə)n/