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superintendent

noun [C]  /ˌsu·pər·ɪnˈten·dənt, ˌsu·prɪn-/ us  

superintendent noun [C] (PERSON IN CHARGE)

a person who is in charge of work done and who manages the employees in a particular office, department, or area: She was appointed superintendent of schools in Tacoma, Washington.

superintendent noun [C] (BUILDING MANAGER)

( short form super) a person in charge of keeping a building in good condition: Ask the superintendent to check the boiler – we’re not getting any hot water.
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