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noun [plural] credentials pronunciation in American English /krəˈdenʃ(ə)lz/
  1. 1
    personal qualities, achievements, or experiences that make someone appropriate for something
    His credentials as a football coach are impressive.
    The company is looking to enhance its environmental credentials (=improve its reputation concerning the environment).
  2. 2
    documents that prove who you are or that show your qualifications or status
    The policeman pulled the car over and asked to see the driver’s credentials.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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