val·i·da·tion | \ˌva-lə-ˈdā-shən \

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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Populist validation | Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party scored a crushing election victory yesterday in a boost to populists who are challenging the European Union’s democratic values. Andrew J Barden,, "The Mystery Strike on Syria No One Will Claim," 9 Apr. 2018 Big crowds and glowing reviews clearly provided the validation the band needed: The Eagles have loaded their 2018 schedule with nearly 50 dates so far, including several summer stadium shows. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, "Eagles lock in Little Caesars Arena return with October 2018 show," 20 Feb. 2018 For all-time continental temperature records, validation is required by the World Meteorological Organization. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, "Two more countries may have set all-time high temperatures this week: Taiwan and United Arab Emirates," 11 July 2018 And for esports itself—for the game studios, the players, even the fans—the question remains whether the deal offers something beyond just validation. Eric Van Allen, WIRED, "Live on ESPN: Is Esports Finally Ready for Its Crossover Moment?," 11 July 2018 James’s first decision brought him championship validation. Ben Golliver,, "LeBron Cashes Out With Lakers, Eyes Mayweather's Riches and Whole New Level of Fame," 2 July 2018 Kids' meals will be $1 with purchase of an adult meal on Sundays and Mondays, and Hoppy's Railyard Kitchen & Hopgarden will offer parking validation seven days per week. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "Hoppy Brewing announces July opening date for Old Sacramento restaurant and taphouse," 2 July 2018 Visitors receive a $5 parking validation for parking in the White River State Park underground garage. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "Here are 36 free things to do with your kids around Indy in July," 26 June 2018 Michigan Avenue connects to Ford’s worldwide headquarters in Dearborn, to the American Center for Mobility, which vows to be the nation’s, if not the world’s, largest, most comprehensive autonomous vehicle testing and validation center. Tamara Warren, The Verge, "Inside Detroit’s crumbling train station that Ford plans to transform into a mobility lab," 20 June 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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