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employee

noun [C] uk   us   /ɪmˈplɔɪ.iː/ /ˌem.plɔɪˈiː/
B1 someone who is paid to work for someone else: The number of employees in the company has trebled over the past decade. She's a former state employee/employee of the state.
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in Korean 고용인…
in Arabic مُوَظَّف…
in Portuguese empregado, -a…
in Catalan empleat, -ada…
in Japanese 従業員…
in Italian dipendente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 受僱者,僱員,員工…
in Russian служащий…
in Turkish işçi, çalışan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 受雇者,雇员…
in Polish pracowni-k/ca…
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