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"CEO" in British English

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CEOnoun [C]

uk   /ˌsiː.iːˈəʊ/  us   /-ˈoʊ/
abbreviation for chief executive officer : the ​person with the most ​importantposition in a ​company
(Definition of CEO from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"CEO" in American English

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CEOnoun [C]

abbreviation forchiefexecutiveofficer
(Definition of CEO from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"CEO" in Business English

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CEOnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌsiːiːˈəʊ/
MANAGEMENT, WORKPLACE abbreviation for Chief Executive Officer: the ​mainpersonresponsible for ​managing a ​company, who is sometimes also the company's president or chairman of the ​board: Selling and Administrative ​units are headed-up by ​Senior Vice ​Presidents who ​report directly to the CEO.
(Definition of CEO from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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