certification-n; 5 Senses

Sense Number 1: the bestowing of a franchise, enfranchisment

Commentary: CERTIFICATION[+state][+social][+business][+enfranchisement]

Jane now has her certification to open her own beauty salon.
More than 50 workers signed up for Teamsters' certification.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: the act of confirming the truth of something

Commentary: CERTIFICATION[+event][+cognitive][+confirmation][+of_truth]
NOTE: implies a confirmation of the truth of a situation,
NOTE: does not imply an official pronouncement, (Sense 4)

The pilot would not take off without certification that the cargo door was closed.
The certification of such a rare medical condition requires a large battery of tests.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: official document which attests to the validity of something

Commentary: CERTIFICATION[+entity][+artifact][+document][+official][+proof][+of_validity]

The dive shop always asks to see each diver's certification before letting them go out on dives.
What types of certification will we need to get our pets back into the country?

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: the act of validating the authenticity of something

Commentary: CERTIFICATION[+event][+official][+judgment][+authoritative][+of_authenticity]
NOTE: implies an authority making an official assessment of something's validity or truth

They could not move the corpse until the coroner's certification of the cause of death.
The art dealer's certification of the age and origin of this vase is good enough for me.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 5: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)