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shadow

adjective [before noun]
 
 
/ˈʃædəʊ/
POLITICS in the UK, used to describe a leading member of Parliament whose party is not in power but who would be part of the cabinet (= people who are in charge of a department and make the main decisions) if their party were in power: the shadow Foreign Secretary
Translations of “shadow”
in Chinese (Traditional) (用於主要反對黨的要員的頭銜中)影子的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (用于主要反对党的要员的头衔中)影子的…
(Definition of shadow adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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