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credit score Syllabification: cred·it score

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of credit score in English:


A number assigned to a person that indicates to lenders their capacity to repay a loan.
Example sentences
  • Higher salary doesn't have anything to do with your credit score.
  • College students often don't have a job, often don't have any items on their credit report to give them a credit score.
  • Customers then pay the standard rate, which depends on a credit score.
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