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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

Origin and Etymology of credential

see credence


First Known Use: 15th century


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credential

noun cre·den·tial

Definition of credential

  1. 1 :  something that gives a title to credit or confidence; also :  qualification 3a the applicant with the best credentials

  2. 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

  3. 3 :  certificate, diploma

Examples of credential in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of credential

see credence


First Known Use: 1655


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credential

verb cre·den·tial

Definition of credential

credentialed

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credentialled

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credentialing

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credentialling

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to furnish with credentials … to credential adequate academic performance … — K. Patricia Cross journalists who have been credentialed by the Secret Service

Origin and Etymology of credential

see credence


First Known Use: 1888


CREDENTIAL Defined for English Language Learners


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credential

noun cre·den·tial

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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