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ˌkɒn fərˈmeɪ ʃəncon·fir·ma·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confirmation, verification, check, substantiation(noun)

    additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct

    "fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory"

  2. confirmation(noun)

    information that confirms or verifies

  3. ratification, confirmation(noun)

    making something valid by formally ratifying or confirming it

    "the ratification of the treaty"; "confirmation of the appointment"

  4. confirmation(noun)

    a ceremony held in the synagogue (usually at Pentecost) to admit as adult members of the Jewish community young men and women who have successfully completed a course of study in Judaism

  5. confirmation(noun)

    a sacrament admitting a baptized person to full participation in the church

Wiktionary

  1. confirmation(Noun)

    An official indicator that things will happen as planned

  2. confirmation(Noun)

    Verification that something has happened

  3. confirmation(Noun)

    A sacrament of sealing and strengthening in many Christian Churches, often including a ceremony of anointing

  4. Origin: From confirmatio, noun of process from confirmatus, perfect passive participle of confirmo, from con- + firmo

Webster Dictionary

  1. Confirmation(noun)

    the act of confirming or strengthening; the act of establishing, ratifying, or sanctioning; as, the confirmation of an appointment

  2. Confirmation(noun)

    that which confirms; that which gives new strength or assurance; as to a statement or belief; additional evidence; proof; convincing testimony

  3. Confirmation(noun)

    a rite supplemental to baptism, by which a person is admitted, through the laying on of the hands of a bishop, to the full privileges of the church, as in the Roman Catholic, the Episcopal Church, etc

  4. Confirmation(noun)

    a conveyance by which a voidable estate is made sure and not voidable, or by which a particular estate is increased; a contract, express or implied, by which a person makes that firm and binding which was before voidable

  5. Origin: [F. confirmation, L. confirmatio.]

Freebase

  1. Confirmation

    Confirmation is a rite of initiation in Christian churches, normally carried out through anointing, the laying on of hands, and prayer, for the purpose of bestowing the Gift of the Holy Spirit. There is an analogous ceremony also called Confirmation in the Jewish religion, which is not to be confused with Bar Mitzvah. The early Jewish Reformers instituted a ceremony where young Jews who are older than Bar Mitzvah age study both traditional and contemporary sources of Jewish philosophy in order to learn what it means to be Jewish. The age instituted was older than that of Bar Mitzvah because some of these topics were considered too complicated for thirteen-year-old minds to grasp. Nowadays, Confirmation has gained widespread adherence among congregations affiliated with the Reform movement, but has not gained as much traction in Conservative and Orthodox Jewish groups. The way Confirmation differs from Bar Mitzvah is that Confirmation is considered a more communal confirmation of one's being Jewish, and Bar Mitzvah is more of a personal confirmation of joining that covenant. In Christianity, confirmation is seen as the sealing of the covenant made in Holy Baptism. In some denominations, confirmation also bestows full membership in a local congregation upon the recipient. In others, such as the Roman Catholic Church, confirmation "renders the bond with the Church more perfect", because a baptized person is already a full member.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'confirmation' in Nouns Frequency: #2724

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of confirmation in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of confirmation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of confirmation in a Sentence

  1. Sun Dawu:

    Public confirmation of disease is the government's job.

  2. Judge Kavanaugh:

    This confirmation process has become a national disgrace.

  3. Dmitry Peskov:

    They are trying to find confirmation of their own conclusions.

  4. Eric Wiegand:

    We're still anxious to get confirmation of growth and stability.

  5. Alex Trebek:

    Here she is at her confirmation hearing to be our nation’s top cop.

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