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"cabinet" in British English

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cabinetnoun

uk   us   /ˈkæb.ɪ.nət/
  • cabinet noun (GOVERNMENT)

[C usually singular, + sing/pl verb] (usually Cabinet) a ​smallgroup of the most ​importantpeople in ​government, who ​advise the President or Prime Minister and make ​importantdecisions: The Cabinet ​meet/​meets every ​Thursday. The President is ​completing the ​selection of his new Cabinet. a cabinet postUK a cabinet reshuffle (= ​changes in the Cabinet).UK a cabinet minister

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

"cabinet" in American English

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cabinetnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkæb·ə·nɪt/
  • cabinet noun [C] (FURNITURE)

a ​piece of ​furniture with ​shelves or ​drawers that is used for ​storinguseful things or ​showingdecorative things: a ​medicine cabinet A ​filing cabinet is a set of ​largedrawers in which ​papers can be ​stored.
  • cabinet noun [C] (GOVERNMENT)

politics & government a ​smallgroup of ​people within a ​government who give ​advice to the ​highestleader, such as the ​president or ​primeminister: In the US, the Secretary of Defense is a ​member of the president’s Cabinet.
(Definition of cabinet from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"cabinet" in Business English

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cabinetnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈkæbɪnət/ (usually Cabinet)
GOVERNMENT a ​smallgroup of the most important ​people in a ​government, who ​meetregularly to make the ​main decisions: As ​president he ​holds the reins of ​power, ​including the ​power of ​appointing the Cabinet. a cabinet ​appointment/​member/​post Cabinet ​minister
(Definition of cabinet from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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