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Meaning of “committee” in the English Dictionary

"committee" in British English

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committeenoun [C, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /kəˈmɪt.i/  us   /-ˈmɪt̬-/
B2 a ​smallgroup of ​peoplechosen to ​represent a ​largerorganization and either make ​decisions or ​collectinformation for it: She sits on/is on the school's ​development committee. The ​localcouncil has just set up a committee to ​studyrecycling. a committee meeting

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

"committee" in American English

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committeenoun [C]

 us   /kəˈmɪt̬·i/
a ​group of ​peoplechosen from a ​largergroup to ​act on or ​considermatters of a ​particularkind: She ​sits on the city’s ​finance committee.
(Definition of committee from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"committee" in Business English

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committeenoun [C]

uk   us   /kəˈmɪti/
MEETINGS a ​smallgroup of ​people chosen to ​represent a larger ​organization and make decisions or ​collectinformation for it: committee ​members a committee ​meeting If the others on the committeeshare his view and the ​data continues to be ​weak, a ​raterise seems unlikely.appoint/form/establish a committee A committee was ​appointed to ​oversee the ​building of the new ​facility.be/sit/serve on a committee She has ​served on the committee for many ​years.chair a committee The Finance Director usually ​chairs this committee.a committee decides/approves/recommends The ​selection committee ​recommended that both ​candidates be ​appointed. an advisory/​consultative/​executive committee
(Definition of committee from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “committee”
in Korean 위원회…
in Arabic لَجْنة…
in Malaysian jawatankuasa…
in French comité…
in Russian комитет…
in Chinese (Traditional) (代表較大的組織決策或搜集資訊的)委員會…
in Italian comitato…
in Turkish komite, heyet, kurul…
in Polish komisja, komitet…
in Spanish comité, comisión…
in Vietnamese ủy ban…
in Portuguese comitê, comissão…
in Thai คณะกรรมการ…
in German der Ausschuß…
in Catalan comitè, comissió…
in Japanese 委員会…
in Chinese (Simplified) (代表较大的组织决策或搜集信息的)委员会…
in Indonesian komite…
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