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English definition of “assistant”

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
(Definition of assistant noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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