Meaning of “credential” in the English Dictionary

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"credential" in British English

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uk /krɪˈden.ʃəl/ us /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.

[ 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

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