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confirmation

noun uk   /ˌkɒn.fəˈmeɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌkɑːn.fɚ-/

confirmation noun (CERTAIN)

B2 [C or U] a statement, often written, that an arrangement or meeting is certain: a letter of confirmation We've only had five confirmations for the conference so far. We will send you written confirmation of our offer shortly.

confirmation noun (PROOF)

[U] a statement or proof that something is true: We are still awaiting confirmation of the exact number of casualties. Her confession was no surprise to him, - just the confirmation of a long-held suspicion.

confirmation noun (RELIGION)

[C or U] a ceremony in which someone is confirmed into the Christian Church
(Definition of confirmation from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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