Meaning of “committee” in the English Dictionary

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"committee" in British English

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committeenoun [ C, + sing/pl verb ]

uk /kəˈmɪt.i/ us /kəˈmɪt̬.i/

(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 people chosen from a larger group to act on or consider matters of a particular kind:

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 /kəˈmɪti/ us

MEETINGS a small group of people chosen to represent a larger organization and make decisions or collect information for it:

committee members
a committee meeting
If the others on the committee share his view and the data continues to be weak, a rate rise 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.

(Definition of “committee” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)