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English definition of “headquarters”

headquarters

noun [C]     /ˈhedˌkwɔːtəz/ (plural headquarters) ( abbreviation HQ) MANAGEMENT, WORKPLACE
[C] the main office or centre of control of a company or organization : The company has its European headquarters in Brussels .
[U] the management team who work at a headquarters: Regional managers are mostly free to operate without interference from headquarters.
(Definition of headquarters noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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