Meaning of “confirmation” in the English Dictionary

"confirmation" in British English

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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

  • Thank you for your booking. You will receive confirmation in the post within three working days.
  • If you need any confirmation of my story, just go and look outside.
  • This kind of story should never be published without official confirmation.
  • They have found a body but, as yet, we do not have confirmation that it is the missing girl.
  • If I was in any doubt about who had eaten the cake, Jack's chocolate-smeared face was enough confirmation!

(Definition of “confirmation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"confirmation" in American English

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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)