from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of giving validity; a strengthening, inforcement, or confirming; an establishing or ratifying. Blount, Glossographia (1670).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare The act of giving validity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of validating something.
  • noun Something, such as a certificate, that validates something; attestation, authentication, confirmation, proof or verification.
  • noun The process whereby others confirm the validity of one's emotions.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of validating; finding or testing the truth of something
  • noun the cognitive process of establishing a valid proof


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