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English definition of “career”

career

noun [C]     /kəˈrɪər/ US  /-ˈrɪr/
B1 the job or series of jobs that you do during your working life, especially if you continue to get better jobs and earn more money: He's hoping for a career in the police force/as a police officer. When he retires he will be able to look back over a brilliant career (= a working life which has been very successful). It helps if you can move a few rungs up the career ladder before taking time off to have a baby. I took this new job because I felt that the career prospects were much better. Elaine has become a real career woman/girl (= is interested in and spends most of her time on her job). Judith is very career-minded/-oriented (= gives a lot of attention to her job).Jobs, careers and professionsWorking
(Definition of career noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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