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1[mass noun] The action or process of officially recognizing someone as having a particular status or being qualified to perform a particular activity:‘the accreditation of professionals’[as modifier] ‘a simple accreditation process’
- 1.1 Official certification that a school or course has met standards set by external regulators:‘the first fully online university to receive national accreditation’‘the accreditation of professional training programs in Canada’
- ‘His interest has extended well beyond laboratory accreditation.’
- ‘It became the first black business program to gain accreditation from the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business.’
- ‘This process resulted in a five-year plan, which, in turn, helped the organization achieve accreditation in 2002.’
- ‘We develop objectives consistent with community benefits principles and reinforce these efforts through program accreditation.’
- ‘The program still needs accreditation from the Professional Golfers Association, which is scheduled to visit in December.’
- ‘It has achieved the highest honor for a museum—accreditation by the American Association of Museums.’
- ‘The accreditation of the university, in March 1999, was a shot heard round the world.’
- ‘If the trust fails to undertake this, then it will lose accreditation for training junior doctors in obstetrics and gynecology.’
- ‘Snowboarding now has full Olympic accreditation and is the fastest growing winter sport in the world.’
- ‘The proficiency testing algorithm is used to detect deviations from acceptable performance that may affect the accreditation of a laboratory.’
- 1.1 Official certification that a school or course has met standards set by external regulators:
2An acknowledgement of a person's responsibility for or achievement of something:‘both parties create authorship, and to make this clear I have always used joint accreditations’
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