- an authorizing or being authorized
- legal power or right; sanction
A warrant that allows police to search a building is an example of authorization.
- The act of authorizing. See Synonyms at permission.
- Something that authorizes; a sanction.
(countable and uncountable, plural authorizations)
- (uncountable) Permission.
- I've got authorization. Call the office and you'll see.
- (countable) An act of authorizing.
- (countable) (A document giving) formal sanction, permission or warrant.
- Can I see your authorization?
- (government) Permission, possibly limited, to spend funds for a specific budgetary purpose.
- We've had the authorization for years, but we've never gotten an appropriation.
authorize + -ation
authorization - Computer Definition
The process of granting approval or permission to a person or device seeking access to a resource, such as a database or network. Authorization involves complex software that resides on every secured computer on the network. Authorization systems include Access Manager, Kerberos, and Sesame. See also Access Manager, Kerberos, security, and Sesame.
Determining what a user is allowed to do on a computer system or software application is known as authorization. In the world of Web applications, authorization is bidirectional, meaning that it controls what a user can do and also what a user can get in return from the application.
See Also: Computer.