validation

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noun val·i·da·tion \ˌva-lə-ˈdā-shən\

Definition of validation

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

Examples of validation in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of validation

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


First Known Use: circa 1656



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