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AUTHENTICATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does authentication mean? 

AUTHENTICATION (noun)
  The noun AUTHENTICATION has 2 senses:

1. a mark on an article of trade to indicate its origin and authenticity
2. validating the authenticity of something or someone

  Familiarity information: AUTHENTICATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AUTHENTICATION (noun)


Sense 1authentication [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A mark on an article of trade to indicate its origin and authenticity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

assay-mark; authentication; hallmark

Hypernyms ("authentication" is a kind of...):

mark; marker; marking (a distinguishing symbol)


Sense 2authentication [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Validating the authenticity of something or someone

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

authentication; certification

Hypernyms ("authentication" is a kind of...):

proof; substantiation; validation (the act of validating; finding or testing the truth of something)


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