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"assistant" in British English

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assistantnoun [C]

uk   /əˈsɪs.tənt/ us   /əˈsɪs.tənt/
B1 someone who helps someone else to do a job: an administrative/office assistant an assistant editor/manager
A2 UK someone who works in a shop, selling goods to customers and giving advice about the goods sold in the shop: a sales/shop assistant

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(Definition of assistant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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assistantnoun [C]

us   /əˈsɪs·tənt/
a person who helps someone else to do a job or who holds a less important position in an organization: an assistant coach/professor My assistant will show you around the factory.
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assistantnoun [C]

uk   /əˈsɪstənt/ us  
HR, WORKPLACE an employee who helps someone in a more senior position to do their job: assistant to sb assistant to the director of the Institute of Science
UK also shop assistant, also sales assistant, US sales clerk COMMERCE someone who serves customers in a store: She worked as an assistant in a local bookshop.

assistantadjective [before noun]

uk   /əˈsɪstənt/ us   written abbreviation Asst, or asst
HR, WORKPLACE used as part of someone's job title to show that their job is below the level of a more senior person, and that they help that person to do their job: assistant director/manager, etc. She had previously served as assistant vice-president for finance at MIT.
(Definition of assistant from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “assistant”
in Arabic مُساعِد…
in Korean 비서…
in Portuguese assistente…
in Catalan ajudant, -a…
in Japanese 助手, アシスタント…
in Chinese (Simplified) 助手, 帮手, 助理…
in Turkish yardımcı, asistan…
in Russian помощник…
in Chinese (Traditional) 助手, 幫手, 助理…
in Italian assistente, aiutante…
in Polish asystent/ka…
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