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assistant

noun [C] uk   us   /əˈsɪs.tənt/
B1 someone who helps someone else to do a job: an administrative/office assistant an assistant editor/managerA2 UK someone who works in a shop, selling goods to customers and giving advice about the goods sold in the shop: a sales/shop assistant
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in Korean 비서…
in Arabic مُساعِد…
in Portuguese assistente…
in Catalan ajudant, -a…
in Japanese 助手, アシスタント…
in Italian assistente, aiutante…
in Chinese (Traditional) 助手, 幫手, 助理…
in Russian помощник…
in Turkish yardımcı, asistan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 助手, 帮手, 助理…
in Polish asystent/ka…
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