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To 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.

Always Mistakes
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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Following the CAG#59 meeting in Malaga, Spain in July 2019, Keysight announced that the company's 5G Conformance Toolset (Test Platform 168) offers coverage of GCF validated RF test cases.
They have assessed, verified and validated [the commitments] and we've even received letters to that effect from some investors,' he said.
Of the 40,440 total social pensioners in Antique, the remaining 1,757 seniors needed to be validated by June 14.
Validated partners with a range of mobility service providers in North America, including public transit agencies, ride-hailing services, car-sharing services, bike and scooter share services, and parking providers.
In addition to continuous fleet modernization and active noise abatement measures, key components include the gradual expansion of certified and validated environmental management systems in the large Group companies.
"We are very proud to have achieved Oracle Validated Integration for Email Workbench with Oracle Sales Cloud.
The company validated seven biomarkers at high stringency after taking 508 highly curated disease and control samples.
Agile Network, a Gold-Level member of Oracle[R] Partner Network (OPN), has announced its AgileShip Shipment Management System has achieved Oracle Validated Integration (OVI) with the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.
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Hypoxic QC has been validated on most point-of-care and bench top blood-gas analyzers.
Not a single diploma from the Pristina University or the Kosovo secondary schools has been validated in Macedonia over the last two years.