consensual validation

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confirmation or corroboration; the declaration of validity.
consensual validation the confirmation of reality by comparison of one's own perceptions and concerns with those of others, including the recognition and modification of distortions.

con·sen·su·al val·i·da·tion

the confirmation of the experience or judgment of one person by another.

consensual validation

1 a mutual agreement by two or more persons about a particular meaning that is to be attributed to verbal or nonverbal behavior.
2 the determination that a measuring tool (e.g., a test) measures what it is supposed to measure.
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