1. A conclusion derived through logic; inference
2. Something produced by a cause or necessarily following from a set of conditions
3. Importance with respect to power to produce an effect
4. Social importance
5. The appearance of importance; especially; self-importance
ETYM Latin consideratio: cf. French considération.
1. A considerate and thoughtful act; SYN. thoughtfulness.
2. A discussion of a topic (as in a meeting).
3. Kind and considerate regard for others; SYN. considerateness, thoughtfulness.
4. The process of giving careful thought to something.
ETYM French crédit (cf. Italian credito), Latin creditum loan, prop. neut. of creditus, p. p. of credere to trust, loan, believe. Related to Creed.
In education, a system of evaluating courses so that a partial qualification or unit from one institution is accepted by another on transfer to complete a course. At US universities and colleges, the term also refers to the number of units given upon successful completion of a course.
Credit transferability is common in higher education in the US, and is just beginning to be developed between institutions in the UK.1. An accounting entry acknowledging income or capital items; SYN. credit entry.
2. An entry on a list of persons who contributed to a film or written work.
3. Arrangement for deferred payment for goods and services; SYN. deferred payment.
4. Educational recognition that a course of studies has been successfully completed; SYN. course credit.
5. Money available for a client to borrow.
6. Used in the phrase to indicate an achievement deserving praise.
distinction / dɪstɪŋkʃn̩ /
ETYM Latin distinctio: cf. French distinction.
1. A distinguishing difference.
2. A distinguishing quality.
ETYM Old Fren. escusson, French écusson, from Old Fren. escu shield, French écu. Related to Esquire, Scutcheon.
1. A shield; especially one displaying a coat of arms; SYN. scutcheon.
2. (Nautical) A plate on a ship's stern on which the name is inscribed.
Part of ship's stern where name is displayedshield on which coat of arms is represented.
Shield, etc., bearing coat of arms.
ETYM as. nama.
1. The word by which things are known or identified; SYN. noun, word.
2. The proper noun by which people or places are known; SYN. moniker, sobriquet, handle.
3. Family based on male descent; SYN. gens.
4. By the sanction or authority of.
5. A person's reputation.
6. A well-known person; SYN. figure.
7. A defamatory or abusive word or phrase; SYN. epithet.
ETYM French, from Latin praestigum delusion, illusion, praestigae deceptions, jugglers' tricks, prob. from prae before + the root of stinguere to extinguish, originally, to prick. Related to Stick.
A high standing achieved through success or influence or wealth etc.; SYN. prestigiousness.
renown / rənaʊn /
ETYM French renom. Related to Noun, Renown.
1. The state of being much known and talked of; exalted reputation derived from the extensive praise of great achievements or accomplishments; fame; celebrity.
2. Report of nobleness or exploits; praise.
ETYM Cf. French rapport. Related to Report.
1. A short account of the news; SYN. news report, story, account, write up.
2. A written document describing the findings of some individual or group; SYN. study.
3. The act of informing by verbal report; SYN. account.
4. A sharp explosive sound (especially the sound of a gun firing).
ETYM French réputation, Latin reputatio a reckoning, consideration. Related to Repute.
1. Notoriety for some particular characteristic.
2. The general estimation that the public has for a person; SYN. report.