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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  authentication 
  n  1:  a  mark  on  an  article  of  trade  to  indicate  its  origin  and 
  authenticity  [syn:  {hallmark},  {assay-mark}] 
  2:  validating  the  authenticity  of  something  or  someone  [syn:  {certification}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  authentication 
 
    The  verification  of  the  identity  of  a  person  or 
  process.  In  a  communication  system,  authentication  verifies 
  that  messages  really  come  from  their  stated  source,  like  the 
  signature  on  a  (paper)  letter. 
 
  (2001-03-16) 
 
 




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