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chair

noun
 
 
/tʃeər/
[C] MEETINGS a person who is in charge of a meeting: act as chair John Taylor, who was acting as chair of the meeting, brought it to a close at 4 p.m. All questions should be addressed to the chair. → See also chairman, chairperson, chairwoman
[S] MEETINGS the position of being in charge of a meeting: take the chair I suggest that Barbara take the chair for this meeting.
[C] a person who is in charge of a committee or organization: appoint/elect sb (as) chair She was elected chair of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
[C] WORKPLACE, MANAGEMENT a person who is in charge of a company: serve/act as chair For the past three years he has served as the company's chair, president, and CEO. appoint/select sb as chair The board of directors recently appointed Ms McCann as the new chair. → See also chairman of the board
(Definition of chair noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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