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CERTIFICATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does certification mean? 

CERTIFICATION (noun)
  The noun CERTIFICATION has 4 senses:

1. the act of certifying or bestowing a franchise on
2. confirmation that some fact or statement is true
3. a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts
4. validating the authenticity of something or someone

  Familiarity information: CERTIFICATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CERTIFICATION (noun)


Sense 1certification [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of certifying or bestowing a franchise on

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

certification; enfranchisement

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

authorisation; authorization; empowerment (the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "certification"):

accreditation (the act of granting credit or recognition (especially with respect to educational institution that maintains suitable standards))


Sense 2certification [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Confirmation that some fact or statement is true

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

corroboration; documentation; certification

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

confirmation (information that confirms or verifies)


Sense 3certification [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

certificate; credentials; credential; certification

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

document; papers; written document (writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "certification"):

certificate of incorporation (state approval of the articles of incorporation of a corporation)

birth certificate (a copy of the official document giving details of a person's birth)

diploma; sheepskin (a document certifying the successful completion of a course of study)

commission; military commission (an official document issued by a government and conferring on the recipient the rank of an officer in the armed forces)

bill of health (a certificate saying that a departing ship's company is healthy (to be presented at the next port of arrival))

registration (a document certifying an act of registering)

teacher's certificate; teaching certificate (a certificate saying that the holder is qualified to teach in the public schools)

probate; probate will (a judicial certificate saying that a will is genuine and conferring on the executors the power to administer the estate)


Sense 4certification [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Validating the authenticity of something or someone

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

authentication; certification

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

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


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