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validate

verb [T] uk   us   /ˈvæl.ɪ.deɪt/
to make something officially acceptable or approved, especially after examining it: It is a one-year course validated by London's City University. The data is validated automatically by the computer after it has been entered.
validation
noun [U] uk   us   /ˌvæl.ɪˈdeɪ.ʃən/
External validation of the teachers' assessments is recommended.
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