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"bureau" in British English

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bureaunoun [C]

uk   /ˈbjʊə.rəʊ/  us   /ˈbjʊr.oʊ/ (plural bureaux or US usually bureaus)

bureau noun [C] (ORGANIZATION)

an ​organization or a ​business that ​collects or ​providesinformation: Her ​disappearance was ​reported to the ​police department's Missing Persons Bureau. mainly US a ​governmentorganization: the Federal Bureau of Investigation

bureau noun [C] (FURNITURE)

UK a ​piece of ​furniture with a ​lid that ​opens to ​form a writing ​surface US a chest of drawers
(Definition of bureau from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bureau" in American English

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bureaunoun [C]

 us   /ˈbjʊər·oʊ/

bureau noun [C] (DEPARTMENT)

a ​department of ​government, or a ​division that ​performs a ​particularjob: You’ve got to go to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to ​renewyour driver’s ​license.

bureau noun [C] (FURNITURE)

(Definition of bureau from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"bureau" in Business English

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bureaunoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbjʊərəʊ/ (plural bureaus or UK usually bureaux)
an ​organization or a ​business that ​collects or ​providesinformation: The Citizen's Advice Bureau can ​advise you about ​debt problems. She ​reported the problem to the Better Business Bureau.
a ​governmentorganization or ​department in some countries: Statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau ​offer a ​mixedpicture of the economy's ​recovery from the ​recession. the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
(Definition of bureau from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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