Definition of Authentication

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

Exact synonyms: Assay-mark, Hallmark
Generic synonyms: Mark, Marker, Marking
Derivative terms: Authenticate



2. Noun. Validating the authenticity of something or someone.
Exact synonyms: Certification
Generic synonyms: Proof, Substantiation, Validation
Derivative terms: Authenticate, Certify, Certify, Certify

Definition of Authentication

1. Noun. something which validates or confirms the authenticity of something ¹

2. Noun. (computing) proof of the identity of a user logging on to some network ¹

3. Noun. a hallmark or assay-mark on a piece of metalwork ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Authentication

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Authentication

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auteurship
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authalic
authed
authentic
authentic cadence
authentic cadences
authentical
authentically
authenticalness
authenticate
authenticated
authenticates
authenticating
authentication (current term)
authentications
authenticator
authenticators
authenticist
authenticists
authenticities
authenticity
authentick
authenticke
authentickly
authenticly
authenticness
authentics
authentique

Literary usage of Authentication

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1. Defending Secrets, Sharing Data: New Locks and Keys for Electronic Information (1993)
"Use of a symmetric cipher for message authentication can only protect against third parties and not against fraud by either the sender or receiver (both of ..."

2. The American and English Encyclopaedia of Law by David Shephard Garland, James Cockcroft, Lucius Polk McGehee, Charles Porterfield (1904)
"A defective authentication may be corrected by amendment, ... In some states the requirements as to authentication are construed to be directory merely, ..."

3. A Treatise on the Law of Judgments: Including the Doctrine of Res Judicata by Henry Campbell Black (1902)
"authentication of Record. The act of congress provides, "That the records and judicial proceedings of the courts of any state shall be proved or admitted in ..."

4. Trusted Network Interpretation of the Trusted Computer System Evaluation (1994)
"authentication • Functionality The network should ensure that a data exchange is established with the addressed peer entity (and not with an entity ..."

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