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"clerical" in British English

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clericaladjective

uk   /ˈkler.ɪ.kəl/  us   /ˈkler.ɪ.kəl/
  • clerical adjective (OFFICE WORK)

relating to work done in an office: a clerical job (= a job performing general office duties). a clerical error (= a mistake made in the office)
  • clerical adjective (PRIEST)

relating to a priest or priests: clerical ministry
(Definition of clerical from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"clerical" in American English

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clericaladjective

 us   /ˈkler·ɪ·kəl/
relating to the type of work usually done in an office, or to the work of a clerk
(Definition of clerical from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"clerical" in Business English

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clericaladjective

uk   us   /ˈklerɪkəl/
WORKPLACE, HR relating to work done in an office, dealing with files, records, etc.: clerical job/work She worked her way up from a clerical job to become a top executive. The apparent drop in profitability was blamed on a clerical error which involved some double counting.
(Definition of clerical from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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