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English definition of “confirmation”

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.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping

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.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping

confirmation noun (RELIGION)

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