authentication definition

  • noun:
    • something that validates or confirms the credibility of some thing
    • proof the identification of a user signing on to some system
    • a hallmark or assay-mark on some metalwork
    • a mark on articles of trade to point its beginning and credibility.
    • validating the credibility of one thing or somebody.
    • The work of authenticating, verifying, or establishing the authoritativeness, genuineness, quality, credibility, or truth of anything; especially, in law, the official attestation of a written tool.
    • a mark on articles of trade to indicate its origin and credibility
    • validating the authenticity of some thing or some body

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