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: ↑confirmation, ↑verification, ↑check
Derivationally related forms: ↑substantiate, ↑check (for: ↑check), ↑verify (for: ↑verification), ↑confirm (for: ↑confirmation)
Hypernyms: ↑proof, ↑cogent evidence
2. the act of validating; finding or testing the truth of something
Syn: ↑validation, ↑proof
Derivationally related forms: ↑substantiate, ↑validate (for: ↑validation)
Hypernyms: ↑determination, ↑finding

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