Definition of confirmation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌkɒnfəˈmeɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːnfərˈmeɪʃn//
    [uncountable, countable] Religious ceremonies
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  1. 1a statement, letter, etc. that shows that something is true, correct or definite I'm still waiting for confirmation of the test results.
  2. 2 a ceremony at which a person becomes a full member of the Christian Church a confirmation service See related entries: Religious ceremonies
  3. 3a Jewish ceremony similar to a bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah but usually for young people over the age of 16 See related entries: Religious ceremonies
  4. Word OriginMiddle English: via Old French from Latin confirmatio(n-), from confirmare ‘make firm, establish’ from con- ‘together’ + firmare ‘strengthen’.Extra examples Practically every new piece of documentary evidence provides additional confirmation that the charges are true. She nodded in confirmation. The police are seeking independent confirmation of certain details of the story. We need confirmation in writing before we can send your order out. Written confirmation came three days later. I’m still waiting for confirmation of the test results. You will receive written confirmation of our decision in the next few days.
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