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"confirmation" in British English

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confirmationnoun

uk   /ˌkɒn.fəˈmeɪ.ʃən/ us   /ˌkɑːn.fɚˈmeɪ.ʃən/
  • 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 of our offer shortly.

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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 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.
(Definition of confirmation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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