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"assistant" in British English

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assistantnoun [C]

uk   us   /əˈsɪs.tənt/
B1 someone who ​helps someone ​else to do a ​job: an ​administrative/​office assistant an assistant ​editor/​managerA2 UK someone who ​works in a ​shop, ​sellinggoods to ​customers and giving ​advice about the ​goodssold 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)

"assistant" in American English

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assistantnoun [C]

 us   /əˈsɪs·tənt/
a ​person who ​helps someone ​else to do a ​job or who ​holds a less ​importantposition in an ​organization: an assistant ​coach/​professor My assistant will show you around the ​factory.
(Definition of assistant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"assistant" in Business English

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assistantnoun [C]

uk   us   /əˈsɪstənt/
HR, WORKPLACE an ​employee who helps someone in a more ​seniorposition 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 ​servescustomers in a ​store: She ​worked as an assistant in a ​localbookshop.

assistantadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /əˈsɪstənt/ (written abbreviation Asst, or asst)
HR, WORKPLACE used as ​part of someone's ​jobtitle to show that their ​job is below the ​level of a more ​seniorperson, 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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