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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.


Synonymsacceptance


Broader (hypernym)attitude, mental attitude


Narrower (hyponym)fatalism, recognition

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


Synonymscredenza


Broader (hypernym)buffet, counter, sideboard









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