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English definition of “executive”

executive

adjective [before noun]     /ɪɡˈzekjətɪv/
relating to making decisions and managing businesses or government : executive decision/duty An executive decision was made to move to another site . The organizational pyramid had executive management at the top and supervisors and employees at the bottom .
having or relating to the power to take action on decisions : executive authority/leadership/power Reshaping the culture of the corporation around the needs of the entire enterprise requires executive leadership . The IMF is fully accountable to its membership , through the 24-member executive board . → Compare non-executive
relating to executives (= important people in a company who make decisions ): an executive appointment / job / position executive bonuses / pay / salary They appointed a relocation officer at executive level . The interview board considered that the candidate was definitely executive material .
suitable for people with important jobs in business : an executive jet He had a drink in the airport executive lounge before boarding his flight . He worked in the executive suite at Northwest Airlines .
expensive and of a high quality : an executive car / flat / home
(Definition of executive adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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