Noun certification has 4 senses
  1. certification, enfranchisement - the act of certifying or bestowing a franchise on
    --1 is a kind of authorization, authorisation, empowerment
    --1 has particulars: accreditation
    Derived forms: verb certify3, verb certify4
  2. documentation, certification, corroboration - confirmation that some fact or statement is true
    --2 is a kind of confirmation
    Derived form: verb certify1
  3. certificate, certification, credential, credentials - a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts
    --3 is a kind of document, written document, papers
    --3 has particulars:
     certificate of incorporation; birth certificate; diploma, sheepskin; commission, military commission; bill of health; registration; teaching certificate, teacher's certificate; probate, probate will
    Derived forms: verb certify3, verb certify4
  4. authentication, certification - validating the authenticity of something or someone
    --4 is a kind of validation, proof, substantiation
    Derived forms: verb certify3, verb certify4, verb certify2