testimonial tes‧ti‧mo‧ni‧al [ˌtestˈməʊniəl ǁ -ˈmoʊ-] noun [countable]
1. MARKETING a statement about the quality or value of a product, especially one made by a respected or famous person as part of an advertisement:

• The ads feature testimonials from car owners who credit the air bag with saving their lives.

2. HUMAN RESOURCES a formal written statement describing someone's character and abilities that they can use when looking for work:

• You may need a testimonial from a senior manager or employer.

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testimonial UK US /ˌtestɪˈməʊniəl/ noun
[C] MARKETING a formal written statement about the qualities of a product or service: »

Financial Mail exposed the company's use of fake or doctored customer testimonials in advertising.

a testimonial from sb »

Ask for testimonials from satisfied clients and post them on your website.

[C] HR a formal written description of someone's abilities, character, and qualities given by a previous employer: a testimonial from sb »

We have received a glowing testimonial from her former employer.

Compare REFERENCE(Cf. ↑reference) noun
[C or U] proof that something exists or is true: be a testimonial to sth »

The achievement of record profits is a testimonial to better financial management in recent years.

Compare TESTAMENT(Cf. ↑testament)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • testimonial — TESTIMONIÁL, Ă, testimoniali, e, adj. (Rar) Care se face prin martori, care se bazează pe o mărturie. [pr.: ni al] – Din fr. testimonial, lat. testimonialis. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  testimoniál adj. m. (sil. ni al), pl …   Dicționar Român

  • Testimonial — Voir « testimonial » sur le Wiktionnaire …   Wikipédia en Français

  • testimonial — testimonial, iale, iaux [ tɛstimɔnjal, jo ] adj. • 1274; lat. testimonialis, de testimonium → témoin ♦ Dr. Preuve testimoniale, qui repose sur des témoignages. ● testimonial nom masculin Annonce publicitaire fondée sur le témoignage d une ou… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • testimonial — adjetivo 1. Que tiene valor de testimonio: presencia testimonial, prueba testimonial …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Testimonial — Tes ti*mo ni*al, n. [Cf. OF. testimoniale, LL. testimonialis, L. testimoniales (sc. litter[ae]). See {Testimonial}, a.] 1. A writing or certificate which bears testimony in favor of one s character, good conduct, ability, etc., or of the value of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Testimonial — Tes ti*mo ni*al, a. [L. testimonialis: cf. F. testimonial.] Relating to, or containing, testimony. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • testimonial — (adj.) early 15c., of or pertaining to testimony, in letters testimonial from M.Fr. lettres testimoniaulx, from L. litteræ testimoniales, from testimonium (see TESTIMONY (Cf. testimony)). The noun meaning writing testifying to one s qualification …   Etymology dictionary

  • testimonial — index affirmation, deposition, monument, recommendation, remembrance (commemoration), reminder, respect …   Law dictionary

  • testimonial — testimonial, ale (tè sti mo ni al, a l ) adj. Qui atteste, prouve.    Preuves testimoniales, preuves par témoins. •   J ajouterai que les preuves [de noblesse] de Rosen ne furent que testimoniales, SAINT SIMON 143, 88.    Lettres testimoniales,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • testimonial — n recommendation, *credential, character, reference Analogous words: commendation (see corresponding verb at COMMEND): approval, endorsement (see corresponding verbs at APPROVE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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