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noun [uncountable] credibility pronunciation in American English /ˌkredɪˈbɪləti/
  1. qualities that someone has that make people believe or trust them
    The jury had doubts about the credibility of some of the witnesses.
    gain/lose credibility: The government is losing credibility by its failure to act quickly.
    undermine someone’s credibility (=damage it): Claire knew that to argue any more would only undermine her credibility.
    1. a.
      used about things such as systems, statements, or beliefs
      The credibility of your work will suffer if you get your facts wrong.


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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