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English definition of “target”

target

noun (PERSON/GROUP)    /ˈtɑː.ɡɪt/ US  /ˈtɑːr-/
C2 [C usually singular] a person or a particular group of people that something is directed at, or that something is intended for: The target audience for the TV series are young people aged 13 to 18.Getting, receiving and acceptingCapturing or taking possession of things C1 [C usually singular] one or more people who are criticized or laughed at, or who experience unpleasant treatment from others: Recently she has been the target of a series of obscene phone calls.Experiencing and suffering
(Definition of target noun (PERSON/GROUP) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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