authentication

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authentication

Biometrics
The use of a personal feature—e.g., face, hand, fingerprint, signature, voice, iris, or other highly specific indicator—to verify a person’s identity, and restrict access to private information to authorised persons.

Informatics
Confirmation of a user's identity, generally through a user name and password.

authentication

Biometrics The use of a personal feature, eg, face, hand, fingerprint, signature, voice, iris, or other highly specific indicator to verify a person's identity, and restrict access to information to authorized persons; confirmation of a user's identity, generally through user name and password or biometric characteristics. See Biometrics. Cf Authorization.

au·then·ti·ca·tion

(aw-thenti-kāshŭn)
Protocol to confirm the identify someone logged onto a computer.

authentication

(o-then″ti-kā′shŏn)
In an electronic health record or other computer system, a security mechanism (such as a digital signature) that provides for a unique means of identifying a system user.
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The election committee has already received an authenticated copy of the Supreme Court ruling that dismissed the appeal of the POC and upheld the decision of the Pasig Regional Trial Court that Go should not be considered "persona non-grata" by the local Olympic body.
The POC election committee, chaired by former congressman and volleyball head Victorico Chaves, earlier declared that an authenticated copy of the SC decision would suffice for Go to file his candidacy.
Tasked to screen the eligibility of the candidates, the election committee chaired by former congressman Victorico Chaves earlier said an authenticated copy of the SC decision would allow Go to challenge Cojuangco for the POC presidency.