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company

noun  /ˈkʌm·pə·ni/ us  

company noun (BUSINESS)

[C] an organization that produces or sells goods or services in order to make a profit: He owns part of a company that manufactures software for personal computers.

company noun (OTHER PEOPLE)

[U] the state of having someone with you, or the person or people who are with you: It was a long trip and I was grateful for his company. I traveled to Chicago in the company of two teachers (= with them). We’re having company (= guests) for dinner tonight.

company noun (GROUP)

[C] a group of people who work or perform together: She’s spending the summer as part of a touring theatrical company. [C] A company is also a military unit consisting of a large group of soldiers, usually with a captain in charge of them.
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