Meaning of “credit rating” in the English Dictionary

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"credit rating" in British English

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credit ratingnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈkred.ɪt ˌreɪ.tɪŋ/ us /ˈkred.ɪt ˌreɪ.t̬ɪŋ/

a calculation of someone's ability to pay back money that they have borrowed

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

"credit rating" in American English

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credit ratingnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkred·ɪt ˌreɪ·tɪŋ/

a judgment of whether a person or organization is likely to pay for things that are bought using credit:

Late payments give you a bad credit rating.

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

"credit rating" in Business English

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credit ratingnoun [ C, usually singular ]

uk us

FINANCE a calculation of the ability of a person, business, or government to pay their debts:

good/high credit rating Companies which are considered financially secure are usually awarded a high credit rating.

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

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