assistant noun Meaning in Cambridge Business English Dictionary
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assistant

noun [C]
 
 
/əˈsɪstənt/
HR, WORKPLACE an employee who helps someone in a more senior position to do their job: assistant to sb assistant to the director of the Institute of Science
UK ( also shop assistant, also sales assistant, US sales clerk) COMMERCE someone who serves customers in a store: She worked as an assistant in a local bookshop.
→  See also administrative assistant , bank assistant , clerical assistant , executive assistant , personal assistant , PDA
Translations of “assistant”
in Korean 비서…
in Arabic مُساعِد…
in Portuguese assistente…
in Catalan ajudant, -a…
in Japanese 助手, アシスタント…
in Italian assistente, aiutante…
in Chinese (Traditional) 助手, 幫手, 助理…
in Russian помощник…
in Turkish yardımcı, asistan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 助手, 帮手, 助理…
in Polish asystent/ka…
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