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"certificate" in British English

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certificatenoun [C]

uk   /səˈtɪf.ɪ.kət/  us   /sɚˈtɪf.ə.kət/
B1 an ​officialdocument that ​states that the ​information on it is ​true: a ​birth/​marriage/​death certificate a doctor's/​medical certificate
B1 the ​qualification that you ​receive when you are ​successful in an ​exam: She has a Certificate in Drama Education.

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(Definition of certificate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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certificatenoun [C]

 us   /sərˈtɪf·ɪ·kət/
an ​officialdocument that gives ​information: a ​birth/​death/​marriage certificate
(Definition of certificate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"certificate" in Business English

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certificatenoun [C]

uk   us   /səˈtɪfɪkət/
an ​officialdocument that ​states that the ​information on it is ​true, and that is given to someone as ​proof that they are, have, or own something, or have ​permission to do something: Once a ​company is ​registered, ​notice of its certificate of ​incorporation must be ​published in a ​publicnewspaper. When you ​exercise the ​shareoption, you receive a certificate ​stating how many ​shares your ​cashfund has ​purchased. birth/death/marriage certificate
a ​qualification that you receive when you are ​successful in an ​examination, or have done a ​course of ​training: be awarded/have/hold a certificate in sth She ​holds a certificate in ​humanresourcemanagement from San Francisco ​State University.
(Definition of certificate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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