Definitions for validation
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
val•i•dateˈvæl ɪˌdeɪt(v.t.)-dat•ed, -dat•ing.
to make valid; substantiate; confirm.
to give legal force to; legalize.
to give official sanction, confirmation, or approval to:
to validate a passport.
Origin of validate:
1640–50; prob. < F valider; see valid , -ate1
validation, proof, substantiation(noun)
the act of validating; finding or testing the truth of something
the cognitive process of establishing a valid proof
The act of validating something.
Something, such as a certificate, that validates something; attestation, authentication, confirmation, proof or verification.
The process whereby others confirm the validity of one's emotions.
the act of giving validity
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
1. A process associated with the collection and production of intelligence that confirms that an intelligence collection or production requirement is sufficiently important to justify the dedication of intelligence resources, does not duplicate an existing requirement, and has not been previously satisfied. 2. A part of target development that ensures all vetted targets meet the objectives and criteria outlined in the commander