Meaning of “certificate” in the English Dictionary

"certificate" in British English

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certificatenoun [ C ]

uk /səˈtɪf.ɪ.kət/ us /sɚˈtɪf.ə.kət/

B1 an official document 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)

"certificate" in American English

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certificatenoun [ C ]

us /sərˈtɪf·ɪ·kət/

an official document 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 /səˈtɪfɪkət/ us

an official document 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 public newspaper.
When you exercise the share option, you receive a certificate stating how many shares your cash fund 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 human resource management from San Francisco State University.

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