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Meaning of “confirmation” in the English Dictionary

"confirmation" in British English

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confirmationnoun

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 ​received five confirmations for the ​conference so ​far. We will ​send you written confirmation ofouroffershortly.

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  • confirmation noun (RELIGION)

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

"confirmation" in American English

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confirmationnoun

 us   /ˌkɑn·fərˈmeɪ·ʃən/
  • confirmation noun (PROVING TRUE)

[U] a ​statement of ​proof that something is ​true: We will be ​sending you confirmation of ​yourregistration.
  • confirmation noun (RELIGION)

[C/U] a ​formalChristianceremony to ​accept someone as a ​member [C/U] Confirmation is also a ​formalJewishceremony to show that a roung ​person has ​completedreligiousstudies.
  • confirmation noun (APPROVAL)

[U] a ​formalagreement to ​approve someone or something ​officially: confirmation ​hearings
  • confirmation noun (MAKING PLANS FIRM)

[C/U] making an ​arrangement, ​plan, or ​meetingcertain or ​fixed: [U] He’d ​heardrumors of the ​sale, but had no confirmation of it ​yet.
(Definition of confirmation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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