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’
    • ‘The first example is a fill-in form with multiple field validations of different types of data using JavaScript.’
    • ‘We applied additional filtering criteria, including phylogenetic validations, to enhance the reliability of our predictions.’
    • ‘They can adapt all the fields, screens, calculations, and validations to meet their own requirements.’
    • ‘This so-called validation of astrology has been circulating about for years.’
    • ‘No biochemical validation was made at this stage.’
    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’
      • ‘Regarding the validation of applications, the applications had to be validated by the Appellant using the Bank's credit scoring systems.’
      • ‘The validation of his claim is a precursor to progressing discussions.’
      • ‘He refers to the validation of the War-time Leases Act.’
      • ‘Irregular service can be validated either by appearance or an order of the judge, and such validation would be retrospective.’
      • ‘On the day in question, he noticed a Toyota with plates that did not have proper validation.’
    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’
      • ‘Both stories dramatize the validation that they desire in a world that refuses to recognize them.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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?’