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English noun: credence

1. credence (cognition) the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true

SamplesHe gave credence to the gossip.
Acceptance of Newtonian mechanics was unquestioned for 200 years.


Broader (hypernym)attitude, mental attitude

Narrower (hyponym)fatalism, recognition

2. credence (artifact) a kind of sideboard or buffet


Broader (hypernym)buffet, counter, sideboard

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