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English definition of “credential”

credential

noun     /krɪˈden.ʃəl/
credentials [plural] the abilities and experience that make someone suitable for a particular job or activity , or proof of someone's abilities and experience : All the candidates had excellent academic credentials. She was asked to show her press credentials.School and vocational qualifications [C] a piece of information that is sent from one computer to another to check that a user is who they claim to be or to allow someone to see information Computer conceptsProving and disprovingInformation and messages
(Definition of credential noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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