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To ensure that the meaning and phraseology of the transmitted message convey the exact intention of the originator.
To determine whether an operation has been completed correctly, and in particular, to check the accuracy of keypunching by using a verifier.
As used in pilot-controller terminology, it means, “Request confirmation of information” (e.g., “verify assigned altitude”).
verify(1) To prove the correctness of data. See validate.
(2) In software quality assurance, to determine that a system conforms to the intended behavior specified in design documents. Contrast with validate.
(3) In data entry operations, to compare the keystrokes of a second operator with the data entered by the first operator to ensure that the data were entered accurately. See validate.
(4) An internal DOS/Windows command that tests each write operation by reading it back.
verify on turn on verify off turn off verify display status