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corporateadjective

uk   /ˈkɔː.pər.ət/  us   /ˈkɔːr.pɚ.ət/
C1 [before noun] relating to a large company: corporate finance a corporate merger corporate executives
formal of or shared by a whole group and not just of a single member: 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 share prices 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 traveling salesmen as an area where it can save money.

corporatenoun

uk   us   /ˈkɔːpərət/
[C] a company, especially a large one: major corporates
corporates
[plural] FINANCE bonds in companies: Their current split 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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