Meaning of “accreditation” in the English Dictionary

"accreditation" in American English

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accreditationnoun [ U ]

us /əˌkred·əˈteɪ·ʃən, -ət̬ˈeɪ·ʃən/

official approval, esp. in order to maintain satisfactory standards:

The hospital was threatened with the loss of accreditation if it did not improve the quality of its care.
adjective [ not gradable ] us /əˈkred·ə·t̬ɪd/

Only accredited journalists are admitted to White House press conferences.

(Definition of “accreditation” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"accreditation" in Business English

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accreditationnoun [ U ]

uk /əˌkredɪˈteɪʃən/ us

if something has accreditation, it is officially accepted as being of a particular standard:

gain/get/receive accreditation The law school hopes to gain full accreditation from the American Bar Association.
keep/lose accreditation The school district lost its accreditation last year and faces a state takeover in June if test scores fail to improve.

(Definition of “accreditation” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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