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credential

noun uk   /krɪˈden.ʃəl/ us  
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
Translations of “credential”
in Chinese (Traditional) (電腦用戶的)身份驗證資訊…
in Chinese (Simplified) (计算机用户的)身份验证信息…
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