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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.

  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.

  3. Origin: From the French crédibilité

Webster Dictionary

  1. Credibility(noun)

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

  2. Origin: [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.

How to pronounce credibility?

  1. Alex
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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. Lincoln Chafee:

    Credibility is an issue.

  2. Benjamin Lucas:

    We've lost our credibility.

  3. Andreas Dombret:

    It's about the credibility of the SSM.

  4. State Mike Pompeo on Monday:

    We're restoring credibility to deterrence.

  5. Kurt Martens:

    The credibility of the bishops is not that high.

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