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The act of testing for compliance with a standard.
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The stage in the software life-cycle at the end of the development process where software is evaluated to ensure that it complies with the requirements.
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validateTo prove something to be sound or logical. Also to certify conformance to an accepted standard. Contrast with verify.
For example, data entry validity checking determines whether the data make sense (numbers fall within a range, numeric data are all digits, etc.), but "validity" checking does not "verify" that the data are correct. Even if the check digit in a customer account number is determined to be a valid number, it may still be the wrong number for that individual. In practice, the terms "validate" and "verify" are used synonymously. See validity checking, check digit and HTML validator.
|Residents of Everittstown, New Jersey would surely get a chuckle if this was their navigation system. Of course, if the error was ever reported, an updated DVD disc would solve the problem.|
|It's human nature to misspell, but surely this entry was not matched against a database of city names. Whereas the Everittstown example was 2006, this is from 2018.|
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