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firm

noun [C]
 
 
/fɜːm/
WORKPLACE a company or business: The firm's share price has been rising steadily. The firm remains heavily dependent on North America, its biggest market.big/medium-sized/small firm Small and medium-sized firms accounted for 69.8% of the UK business population.leading/major/top firm He hired a top firm of architects and re-mortgaged the family home to finance the project.accounting/law/manufacturing, etc. firm Local manufacturing firms are under heavy competitive pressure, often from off-shore production.set up/start (up)/establish a firm Her grandfather had set up the firm soon after the war.run/manage a firm The firm was run from an office in Bolton. She joined the family firm soon after leaving school.
→ See also consulting, search firm
(Definition of firm noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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