Definition of validation in English:



mass noun
  • 1The action of checking or proving the validity or accuracy of something.

    ‘the technique requires validation in controlled trials’
    count noun ‘we did independent validations for studies of therapy’
    • ‘This so-called validation of astrology has been circulating about for years.’
    • ‘They can adapt all the fields, screens, calculations, and validations to meet their own requirements.’
    • ‘The first example is a fill-in form with multiple field validations of different types of data using JavaScript.’
    • ‘No biochemical validation was made at this stage.’
    • ‘We applied additional filtering criteria, including phylogenetic validations, to enhance the reliability of our predictions.’
    1. 1.1 The action of making or declaring something legally or officially acceptable.
      ‘new courses, subject to validation, include an MSc in Urban Forestry’
      • ‘He refers to the validation of the War-time Leases Act.’
      • ‘The validation of his claim is a precursor to progressing discussions.’
      • ‘On the day in question, he noticed a Toyota with plates that did not have proper validation.’
      • ‘Irregular service can be validated either by appearance or an order of the judge, and such validation would be retrospective.’
      • ‘Regarding the validation of applications, the applications had to be validated by the Appellant using the Bank's credit scoring systems.’
    2. 1.2 Recognition or affirmation that a person or their feelings or opinions are valid or worthwhile.
      ‘they have exaggerated needs for acceptance and validation’
      • ‘Five Oscars wins served as strong validation from the critical community.’
      • ‘Is it some kind of perceived void in ourselves that causes us to seek validation by peering into the lives of those we idolize?’
      • ‘Publishing technical results in journal articles or presenting them in papers at professional meetings is critically important for validation by professional peers.’
      • ‘Underneath this athletic, seemingly outgoing and affable middle-aged man is a terrified soul ruled by a need for validation from others.’
      • ‘Both stories dramatize the validation that they desire in a world that refuses to recognize them.’