credit line

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credit line (plural credit lines)

  1. (publishing) A line of printed text attached to written material, an image, illustration, or the like, which identifies the author, photographer, or other source.
    • 1963, Earl Ingerson, "Geological Processes," (Review of Physical Geochemistry by F. Gordon Smith), Science, New Series, vol. 141, no. 3576, p. 146,
      Diagrams for ten systems not listed in the table are given, mostly without any credit line or reference in the text or in the legend.
  2. (finance, banking) A line of credit.