Meaning of “confirmation” in the English Dictionary

"confirmation" in British English

See all translations

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.

More examples

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

See all translations

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 ] 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)