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confirm

verb To verify, rule in.

confirm

(kŏn-fĭrm′) [L. confirmare, to strengthen]
To show by repetition of a test (or with a complementary test) that a result initially obtained is accurate.
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Up until a few years ago, the prevailing way to use pilot studies was as miniaturized versions of the confirmatory studies under consideration.
Multiple experimenter study designs recognize the importance of co-workers in preventing misconduct and should be an accepted experimental practice for confirmatory parapsychological experiments.
Currently there is no guideline on whether confirmatory testing needs to be done for urine ketones or bilirubin.
Copies of the confirmatory order will be posted on the NRC website at www.
We observe a negative relation between stock returns and environmental GAAP, but a smaller impact when environmental GAAP is provided in the context of confirmatory disclosures (although still negative overall).
Because mental health counselors typically rely on confirmatory or supportive questions to gain initial impressions about their clients' presenting concerns, they tend to search for differential diagnostic information less frequently (e.
I always recommend they go to confirmatory or forensic testing if they are going to use any clinical immunoassays for legal purposes.
Consistent results from a screening assay that detects multiple compounds belonging to a specific drug class requires an analytical balancing act, because the reagent performance must minimize false negatives while also maximizing confirmation rate by various confirmatory methods.
Overall, 1% tested positive for HIV; of those who had a confirmatory test, 93% were infected.
From April-December 2004, women in San Martin, Peru, who were referred as VIA-positive by an "obstetriz" (a professional midwife with 6 years of university training) were randomized into two groups for confirmatory screening by a physician using either VIA or VIAM with an AviScope,[TM] a hand-held 4x magnification scope with a green light source.
offers applied researchers and graduate students a practical guide to the underlying concepts and fundamental procedures of confirmatory factor analysis.
2004) included no confirmatory ions, a standard technique for avoiding false positives in the analysis of urine (Department of Health and Human Services 1998).