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noun credit pronunciation in American English /ˈkredɪt/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] an arrangement to receive goods from a store or money from a bank and pay for it later
    on credit:

    I don’t like buying things on credit.

    give/offer credit:

    Some suppliers will not give credit to their customers.

    interest-free credit:

    You can get interest-free credit on all our products.

  2. 2
    [countable] an amount of money that you have a right to, for example money that you can use to pay part of your tax bill

    These tax credits are designed to help offset the costs of child-care.

    The government plans to introduce export credits.

  3. 3
    [uncountable] praise for something you have done or achieved
    take the credit:

    He always takes the credit for my ideas.

    credit for:

    You deserve credit for making him change his mind.

  4. 4
    [countable] a part of a college or university program that you have completed successfully

    This course counts as three credits toward your degree.

  5. 5
    [countable] an amount of money that you add to an account. An amount of money that you take out of an account is a debit

    All credits, debits, and charges will show on your bank statement.

    the credit column of a balance sheet

  6. 6
    [countable] a movie, television show, play, etc. that a particular person has worked on

    a director whose television credits include NYPD Blue



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