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English definition of “affair”

affair

noun [C]  /əˈfeər/ us  

affair noun [C] (SITUATION)

a situation or subject that is being dealt with or considered; a matter: The meeting was addressed by an expert in South American affairs. What I do in my spare time is my own affair (= a private matter).

affair noun [C] (RELATIONSHIP)

a sexual relationship, esp. a secret one

affair noun [C] (EVENT)

an event: Their wedding was a pretty boring affair.
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