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credential

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adjective cre·den·tial \kri-ˈden(t)-shəl\

Definition of credential

  1. :  warranting credit or confidence —used chiefly in the phrase credential letters



15th Century

First Known Use of credential

15th century


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credential

noun cre·den·tial

Simple Definition of credential

  • : a quality, skill, or experience that makes a person suited to do a job

  • : a document which shows that a person is qualified to do a particular job

Full Definition of credential

  1. 1 :  something that gives a title to credit or confidence; also :  qualification 3a

  2. 2 plural :  testimonials or certified documents showing that a person is entitled to credit or has a right to exercise official power

  3. 3 :  certificate, diploma

Examples of credential

  1. My experience as a manager is my strongest credential.



1655

First Known Use of credential

1655

Rhymes with credential


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credential

verb cre·den·tial

Definition of credential

credentialed also credentialledcredential·ing also credential·ling

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to furnish with credentials <to credential adequate academic performance — K. Patricia Cross>



1888

First Known Use of credential

1888



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