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confirmation

noun  us   /ˌkɑn·fərˈmeɪ·ʃən/

confirmation noun (PROVING TRUE)

[U] a statement of proof that something is true: We will be sending you confirmation of your registration.

confirmation noun (RELIGION)

[C/U] a formal Christian ceremony to accept someone as a member [C/U] Confirmation is also a formal Jewish ceremony to show that a roung person has completed religious studies.

confirmation noun (APPROVAL)

[U] a formal agreement to approve someone or something officially: confirmation hearings

confirmation noun (MAKING PLANS FIRM)

[C/U] making an arrangement, plan, or meeting certain or fixed: [U] He’d heard rumors of the sale, but had no confirmation of it yet.
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