Meaning of “corporation” in the English Dictionary

"corporation" in British English

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corporationnoun [ C, + sing/pl verb ]

uk /ˌkɔː.pərˈeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌkɔːr.pəˈreɪ.ʃən/

corporation noun [ C, + sing/pl verb ] (BUSINESS)

B2 written abbreviation Corp. a large company or group of companies that is controlled together as a single organization:

a multinational corporation
the British Broadcasting Corporation
She didn't want to work for a big corporation where everything was so impersonal.

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corporation noun [ C, + sing/pl verb ] (LOCAL GOVERNMENT)

mainly UK the organization in a particular town or city that is responsible for services such as cleaning roads:

a municipal corporation

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

"corporation" in American English

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corporationnoun [ C ]

us /ˌkɔr·pəˈreɪ·ʃən/ abbreviation Corp.

an organization, esp. a business, that has a legally separate existence from the people who run it:

multinational corporations
She was elected to the board of directors of the corporation.
corporate
adjective us /ˈkɔr·pə·rət/

corporate finance/law

(Definition of “corporation” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"corporation" in Business English

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corporationnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌkɔːpərˈeɪʃən/ us

abbreviation Corp. WORKPLACE a large company, or a group of companies that are controlled as a single organization:

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a global/multinational corporation It is a global corporation with over 416,000 employees in 190 countries.
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GOVERNMENT in the UK, a public organization:

The city formed a nonprofit local government corporation.
British Airways was a public corporation at that time.

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