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official

adjective uk   /əˈfɪʃ.əl/ us  
C2 relating to a position of responsibility: He visited China in his official capacity as America's trade representative. Number Ten Downing Street is the British prime minister's official residence.
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B2 agreed to or arranged by people in positions of authority: The official photos of the prime minister's tour of India are in the magazine. The Queen will attend the official opening of the theatre in June. There is to be an official inquiry into the incident.C2 If a piece of information is official, it has been announced publicly with authority: Their engagement is now official. Inflation has fallen below two percent, and that's official.
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official

noun [C] uk   /əˈfɪʃ.əl/ us  
C2 a person who has a position of responsibility in an organization: a government/trade-union/council official
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Translations of “official”
in Korean 공식적인…
in Arabic رَسْمي…
in French officiel…
in Turkish resmî, herkesçe bilinen, malum…
in Italian ufficiale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 官員的, 公職的, 公務的…
in Russian официальный, служебный, должностной…
in Polish oficjalny…
in Spanish oficial…
in Portuguese oficial…
in German Amts-…, Dienst-…, offiziell…
in Catalan oficial…
in Japanese 公式な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 官员的, 公职的, 公务的…
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