[kon-fer-mey-shuh n] /ˌkɒn fərˈmeɪ ʃən/
the act of confirming.
the state of being confirmed.
something that confirms, as a corroborative statement or piece of evidence:
His birth certificate served as confirmation of his citizenship.
a rite administered to baptized persons, in some churches as a sacrament for confirming and strengthening the recipient in the Christian faith, in others as a rite without sacramental character by which the recipient is admitted to full communion with the church.
a solemn ceremony among Reform and certain Conservative Jews that is held in the synagogue, usually on Shavuoth, to admit formally as adult members of the Jewish community Jewish boys and girls 14 to 16 years of age who have successfully completed a prescribed course of study in Judaism.
the act of confirming
something that confirms; verification
a rite in several Christian churches that confirms a baptized person in his or her faith and admits him or her to full participation in the church
(in the philosophy of science) the relationship between an observation and the theory which it supposedly renders more probable Compare hypothetico-deductive
verb (used without object) 1. to act in accordance or harmony; comply (usually followed by to): to conform to rules. 2. to act in accord with the prevailing standards, attitudes, practices, etc., of society or a group: One has to conform in order to succeed in this company. 3. to be or become similar in […]
or reconnoissance [ri-kon-uh-suh ns, -zuh ns] /rɪˈkɒn ə səns, -zəns/ noun 1. the act of reconnoitering. 2. Military. a search made for useful military information in the field, especially by examining the ground. 3. Surveying, Civil Engineering. a general examination or survey of a region, usually followed by a detailed survey. 4. Geology. an examination […]
noun 1. a specially equipped and armed car used for making military reconnaissance.
noun 1. a military satellite designed to carry out photographic surveillance, gather electronic intelligence, detect nuclear explosions, or provide early warning of strategic-missile launchings.