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credential

adjective cre·den·tial \ kri-ˈden(t)-shəl \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of credential

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

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credential

noun

Definition of credential

1 :something that gives a title to credit or confidence; also :qualification 3a
  • the applicant with the best credentials
2 credentials plural :testimonials or certified documents showing that a person is entitled to credit or has a right to exercise official power
  • a doctor's credentials

Examples of credential in a Sentence

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

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credential

verb

Definition of credential

credentialed also credentialled; credentialing also credentialling
transitive verb
:to furnish with credentials
  • … to credential adequate academic performance …
  • —K. Patricia Cross
  • journalists who have been credentialed by the Secret Service

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CREDENTIAL Defined for English Language Learners

credential

noun

Definition of credential for English Language Learners

  • : 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



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