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chief operating officernoun [C]

uk   us   (also chief operations officer, abbreviation COO)
WORKPLACE, MANAGEMENT the ​person who is ​responsible for ​managing the usual ​activities of a ​company or ​organization: As ​chiefoperatingofficer he has ​responsibility for the ​day-to-dayrunning of the ​organization, as well as ​overseeingspecialprojects.
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