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English definition of “bureau”

bureau

noun [C] uk   /ˈbjʊə.rəʊ/ us    /ˈbjʊr.oʊ/ (plural bureaux or US usually bureaus)

bureau noun [C] (ORGANIZATION)

an organization or a business that collects or provides information: Her disappearance was reported to the police department's Missing Persons Bureau.Government departments and organizationsBusinesses and enterprises mainly US a government organization: the Federal Bureau of InvestigationGovernment departments and organizations

bureau noun [C] (FURNITURE)

UK a piece of furniture with a lid that opens to form a writing surfaceTables and desks US for chest of drawersFurniture for storage
(Definition of bureau from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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