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chairmannoun [C]

(plural -men /-mən/ ) (also chair, chairperson) uk   us   /ˈtʃeə.mən/
a ​person in ​charge of a ​meeting or ​organization

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

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chairmannoun [C]

 us   /ˈtʃeər·mən/ (plural -men  /ˈtʃeər·mən/ )
a ​person in ​charge of a ​meeting, ​organization, or ​department; a ​chairperson Note: Although chairman can refer to a person of either sex, chairperson or chair is often preferred to avoid giving the idea the person is necessarily male.
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chairmannoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈtʃeəmən/ (plural chairmen)
MEETINGS a ​person, especially a man, who is in ​charge of a ​meeting: The chairman called the ​meeting to ​order.
a ​person who is in ​charge of a committee or an ​organization: appoint sb (as) chairman He was ​appointed chairman of the British Bankers' Association.serve/resign/step down as chairman She has decided to ​step down as chairman next ​year.
WORKPLACE, MANAGEMENT a ​person who is in ​charge of a large ​company, especially the chairman of the ​board: appoint sb (as) chairman She was one of the few women to be ​appointed chairman of a FTSE 100 ​company.serve/resign/step down as chairman After ​serving as chairman for the past five ​years, he will ​retire at the end of the next ​financialyear. The chairman's role ​includesmanaging the board's ​business and ​acting as its ​facilitator and ​guide.deputy/vice chairman Dr Johnson was not only ​vice chairman but also one of the ​founders of the ​company.
(Definition of chairman from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “chairman”
in Chinese (Simplified) (会议或组织的)主席,委员长,主持人…
in Chinese (Traditional) (會議或組織的)主席,委員長,主持人…
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