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"badge" in British English

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badgenoun [C]

uk   /bædʒ/  us   /bædʒ/
B2 a small piece of metal, plastic, cloth, etc., with words or a picture on it, that you carry with you or that is fastened or sewn to your clothing, often to show your support for a political organization or belief, or to show who you are, your rank, or that you are a member of a group, etc.: Everyone at the conference wore a badge with their name on.

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

"badge" in American English

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badgenoun [C]

 us   /bædʒ/
a small piece of metal worn to show your membership in a group or your authority within an organization such as the police
(Definition of badge from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"badge" in Business English

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badgenoun [C]

uk   us   /bædʒ/
WORKPLACE a small piece of metal, plastic, cloth, etc. that you wear on your clothing to identify who you are, the organization you belong to, etc.: A security guard checks each car, verifying that occupants have a company ID badge before letting them in.
(Definition of badge from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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