Definition of certificate noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

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certificate

noun
 
səˈtɪfɪkət
 
; sərˈtɪfɪkət
 
(abbr. cert.) 1 an official document that may be used to prove that the facts it states are truea birth/marriage/death certificate2 an official document proving that you have completed a course of study or passed an exam; a qualification obtained after a course of study or an exama Postgraduate Certificate in Education (= a British qualification for teachers)