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Noun: substantiation  sub,stan-chee'ey-shun
  1. Additional proof that something that was believed (some fact, hypothesis or theory) is correct
    "fossils provided further substantiation of the evolutionary theory";
    - confirmation, verification, check
  2. The act of validating; finding or testing the truth of something
    - validation, proof

Derived forms: substantiations

Type of: cogent evidence, determination, finding, proof

Encyclopedia: Substantiation