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"classified ad" in British English

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classified adnoun [C]

uk   us   (also classified, US also want ad)
a ​smalladvertisement that you put in a ​newspaper or a ​magazine, usually because you ​want to ​sell or ​buy something or to ​find or ​offer a ​job
(Definition of classified ad from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"classified (ad)" in American English

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classified (ad)noun [C]

 us   /ˈklæs·əˌfɑɪd (ˌæd)/ (also want ad)
a ​smalladvertisement in a ​newspaper or ​magazineoffering or requesting a ​job, ​furniture, ​cars, ​houses, etc.
(Definition of classified (ad) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"classified ad" in Business English

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classified adnoun [C]

uk   us   (also classified advertisement, also want ad, also UK small ad) HR, MARKETING
one of the ​smalladvertisements in a ​newspaper, ​magazine, or on a ​website that ​offers a ​job or to ​sell or ​buy something: To ​findjobopportunities in your ​area, ​look through ​classifiedads and ​sign up with ​localemployment recruiters. More than 30 million ​classifiedads are ​posted on Craigslist each month. Their ​internetcareersectionsfunction in a similar way to ​classifiedadvertisements in a ​nationalnewspaper.
(Definition of classified ad from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “classified ad”
in Chinese (Simplified) (报刊上的)分类广告…
in Turkish küçük ilanlar…
in Russian объявление в газете…
in Chinese (Traditional) (報刊上的)分類廣告…
in Polish ogłoszenie drobne…
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