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Princeton's WordNet

  1. credibility, credibleness, believability(noun)

    the quality of being believable or trustworthy


  1. credibility(Noun)

    reputation impacting one's ability to be believed

    After weeks of blowing smoke, her credibility with me was next to nil.

    Etymology: From the French crédibilité

  2. credibility(Noun)

    Whether or not a witness is being truthful.

    The primary measure of credibility is whether the testimony is probable or improbable when judged by common experience.

    Etymology: From the French crédibilité

Webster Dictionary

  1. Credibility(noun)

    the quality of being credible; credibleness; as, the credibility of facts; the credibility of witnesses

    Etymology: [Cf. F. crdibilit.]


  1. Credibility

    Credibility refers to the objective and subjective components of the believability of a source or message. Traditionally, modern, credibility has two key components: trustworthiness and expertise, which both have objective and subjective components. Trustworthiness is based more on subjective factors, but can include objective measurements such as established reliability. Expertise can be similarly subjectively perceived, but also includes relatively objective characteristics of the source or message. Secondary components of credibility include source dynamism and physical attractiveness. Credibility online has become an important topic since the mid-1990s. This is because the web has increasingly become an information resource. The Credibility and Digital Media Project @ UCSB highlights recent and ongoing work in this area, including recent consideration of digital media, youth, and credibility. In addition, the Persuasive Technology Lab at Stanford University has studied web credibility and proposed the principal components of online credibility and a general theory called Prominence-Interpretation Theory.

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  1. Alex
    US English

How to say credibility in sign language?

  1. credibility


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of credibility in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of credibility in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of credibility in a Sentence

  1. Senator Barrasso:

    Mike Enzi character, courage and credibility have made Mike Enzi character a respected moral leader in the U.S. Senate. In four terms in the Senate Mike Enzi character has never wavered in Mike Enzi character commitment to God, family or Wyoming, the Senate and Wyoming will miss the valued leadership of the trusted trail boss of Fellow Wyoming Republicans congressional delegation.

  2. Harry Reid:

    The outline he just gave has nothing to do with intellectual credibility. The agreement that was finalized last week dealt with one subject and one subject only. Whether or not Iran should have a nuclear weapon and the answer was resoundingly no.

  3. Napp Nazworth:

    Having to go out and defend this guy day after day, as many of these Trump evangelicals are doing, they're just destroying their credibility.

  4. Anat Tal Ktalav:

    The inability to deliver products to customers is now hurting the credibility of the company and its relationship with customers, this is a point of no return when a number of customers leave the company and enter long-term contracts with other producers, leaving us with no long-term customers. In this situation, there is no reason to return to production.

  5. Olli Heinonen of Harvard University:

    Any concessions in the implementation of agreed parameters will further reduce the breakout time and erode the credibility of the agreement.

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    the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury
    • A. dint
    • B. reciprocal
    • C. peccadillo
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