val·​i·​da·​tion | \ ˌva-lə-ˈdā-shən How to pronounce validation (audio) \

Definition of validation

: an act, process, or instance of validating especially : the determination of the degree of validity of a measuring device

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Examples of validation in a Sentence

I'm afraid we cannot act on your claim without validation.

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But does Chile really need another title for validation? Luis Miguel Echegaray,, "Copa America 2019 Rankings: Who Needs to Win the Competition the Most?," 12 June 2019 Little Dog is turned inside out by his search for validation, and Vuong imbues his quest with meaning that extends beyond the personal. Viet Thanh Nguyen, Time, "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous," 6 June 2019 After Election Day, Trump’s aides pointed to the GOP’s seeming success in the state as a validation that the president’s path to re-election remained clear — a narrative that has grown hazier as the outcomes have become less certain. Kelli Kennedy, The Seattle Times, "Overheating machines complicate Florida’s recount battle," 14 Nov. 2018 This off-season, the Vikings splurged for Kirk Cousins but Keenum still found his validation. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "The Rise of the NFL’s Mediocre Quarterback," 6 Sep. 2018 Totally 360 here, but your season 10 sisters weren't the only people that gave you validation. Patrick Crowley, Billboard, "'Drag Race' Miss Congeniality Monet X Change Dishes on 'All Stars 4' & Asia O'Hara's Butterfly Reveal," 30 June 2018 Kim, meanwhile, will be granted a measure of validation from Washington that eluded his father and grandfather. Matthew Pennington,, "At Trump-Kim summit, human rights is a back-burner issue," 11 June 2018 Terrell Owens doesn't need any more validation to his pro football career. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, "Terrell Owens, even at 44, shows he can still run an elite 40-yard dash," 18 June 2018 The market season began May 5 and ends on Nov. 3, and free parking is available at the Maple Avenue garage with validation. Karie Angell Luc,, "Big crowds pack Memorial Day weekend farmers market in Evanston," 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of validation

circa 1656, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for validation

valid(ate) + -ation, perhaps after French validation

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