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corporation

noun [C, + sing/pl verb] uk   /ˌkɔː.pərˈeɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌkɔːr.pəˈreɪ-/

corporation noun [C, + sing/pl verb] (BUSINESS)

B2 (written abbreviation Corp.) a large company or group of companies that is controlled together as a single organization: a multinational corporation the British Broadcasting Corporation She didn't want to work for a big corporation where everything was so impersonal.

corporation noun [C, + sing/pl verb] (LOCAL GOVERNMENT)

mainly UK the organization in a particular town or city that is responsible for services such as cleaning roads: a municipal corporation
(Definition of corporation from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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