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vice

noun [C]  /vɑɪs/ us  

vice noun [C] (MORAL FAULT)

a moral fault or weakness in a person’s character: His virtues far outnumber his vices. Vice is also immoral behavior.

vice

prefix  /vɑɪs/ us  

vice prefix (TITLE)

used as part of a title to show the rank of an officer or official of a company or organization, immediately below a president or chairperson : a vice principal Vice Premier Zhu Rongji He served as vice chairman of the federal reserve. There are three vice presidents in that company.
Translations of “vice”
in Korean 비행…
in Arabic رَذيلة…
in French étau…
in Turkish zaaf, kusur, kişilik zayıflığı…
in Italian vizio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 副職的, 副的…
in Russian порок, зло, преступление…
in Polish wada, prostytucja i narkotyki, imadło…
in Spanish torno de banco…
in Portuguese vício…
in German der Schraubstock…
in Catalan vici…
in Japanese 悪癖…
in Chinese (Simplified) 副职的, 副的…
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