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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·fir·ma·tion /ˌkɑnfɚ/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·fir·ma·tion n.
 1. The act of confirming or strengthening; the act of establishing, ratifying, or sanctioning; as, the confirmation of an appointment.
 Their blood is shed
 In confirmation of the noblest claim.   --Cowper.
 2. That which confirms; that which gives new strength or assurance; as to a statement or belief; additional evidence; proof; convincing testimony.
 Trifles light as air
 Are to the jealous confirmations strong
 As proofs of holy writ.   --Shak.
 3. Eccl. 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.
    This ordinance is called confirmation, because they who duly receive it are confirmed or strengthened for the fulfillment of their Christian duties, by the grace therein bestowed upon them.   --Hook.
 4. Law 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: additional proof that something that was believed (some fact
           or hypothesis or theory) is correct; "fossils provided
           further confirmation of the evolutionary theory" [syn: verification,
            check, substantiation]
      2: information that confirms or verifies
      3: making something valid by formally ratifying or confirming
         it; "the ratification of the treaty"; "confirmation of the
         appointment" [syn: ratification]
      4: 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: a sacrament admitting a baptized person to full
         participation in the church