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English definition of “seat”

seat

noun [C]     /siːt/
POLITICS an official position as a politician : a seat in sth a seat in Parliament /the House of Representatives She is expected to lose her seat at the next election .
WORKPLACE, MANAGEMENT an official position as a member of a group of people who control a company or organization : a seat on sth The investors demanded several seats on the board .
STOCK MARKET, FINANCE a position as a member of a particular stock exchange , commodities exchange , etc. who has the right to trade there: a seat on sth A seat on the New York Exchange confers membership in the exchange .
COMMERCE, TRANSPORT one of the places on a plane , etc. or in a theatre , etc. where the passengers or audience sit : We managed to find a seat on a later flight . The best seats at the concert had been reserved for corporate sponsors .
→ See also back adjective, be in the driving seat, the hot seat
(Definition of seat noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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