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"corporate" in British English

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corporateadjective

uk   /ˈkɔː.pər.ət/  us   /ˈkɔːr.pɚ.ət/
C1 [before noun] relating to a ​largecompany: corporate ​finance a corporate ​merger corporate ​executives
formal of or ​shared by a ​wholegroup and not just of a ​singlemember: All ​adults take corporate responsibility for the ​upbringing of the tribe's ​children.

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

"corporate" in Business English

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corporateadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈkɔːpərət/
relating to a ​business, especially a large ​business: corporate ​bosses Analysts are expecting ​shareprices to ​fall in the first ​quarter of next ​year because of ​poor corporate ​earnings.
Corporate America/Britain/Germany, etc.
used to refer to large ​companies that have a lot of ​influence in the ​economy of the US, Britain, Germany, etc.: Corporate America is ​starting to ​look at the millions of ​cars it ​owns for ​travelingsalesmen as an ​area where it can ​savemoney.

corporatenoun

uk   us   /ˈkɔːpərət/
[C] a ​company, especially a large one: major corporates
corporates
[plural] FINANCE bonds in ​companies: Their ​currentsplit is 48% in ​stocks; 42% in ​bonds, mostly good-yielding corporates; and the rest in ​cash.
(Definition of corporate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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