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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.
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