adjective Date: 1636 serving to confirm ; corroborative <
a confirmatory test

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  • Confirmatory — Con*firm a*to*ry, a. Serving to confirm; corroborative. [1913 Webster] A fact confirmatory of the conclusion. I. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining to the rite of confirmation. Compton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • confirmatory — index affirmative, convincing, demonstrative (illustrative) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • confirmatory — [kən fʉr′mə tôr΄ē] adj. confirming or tending to confirm: also confirmative …   English World dictionary

  • confirmatory — confirm ► VERB 1) establish the truth or correctness of. 2) state with assurance that something is true. 3) make definite or formally valid. 4) (confirm in) reinforce (someone) in (an opinion or feeling). 5) (usu. be confirmed) administer the… …   English terms dictionary

  • Confirmatory trial — A Confirmatory Trial can be defined as an adequately controlled trial where hypotheses are stated in advance and evaluated according to a protocol. This type of trial may be implemented when it is necessary to provide additional or firm evidence… …   Wikipedia

  • Confirmatory factor analysis — In statistics, confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) is a special form of factor analysis. It is used to test whether measures of a construct are consistent with a researcher s understanding of the nature of that construct (or factor). In contrast… …   Wikipedia

  • confirmatory — /keuhn ferr meuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. serving to confirm; corroborative. Also, confirmative. [1630 40; < ML confirmatorius, equiv. to L confirma(re) (see CONFIRM) + torius TORY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • confirmatory — adjective That which confirms, as ones word …   Wiktionary

  • confirmatory — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. corroborative, agreeing, confirming, substantiating; see affirmative …   English dictionary for students

  • confirmatory — adj. serving to confirm, corroborative …   English contemporary dictionary

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