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"corporation" in British English

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corporationnoun [C, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /ˌkɔː.pərˈeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌkɔːr.pəˈreɪ.ʃən/
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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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   us   /ˌkɔːpərˈeɪʃən/
(abbreviation Corp.) WORKPLACE a large company, or a group of companies that are controlled as a single organization: Whether you work for a large corporation or small company, following these easy guidelines can help you to succeed.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)
Translations of “corporation”
in Arabic شَرِكة, مُؤسَّسة…
in Korean 기업…
in Portuguese corporação…
in Catalan empresa…
in Japanese 法人, 企業…
in Chinese (Simplified) 公司, 大公司, 集团公司…
in Turkish şirket…
in Russian корпорация…
in Chinese (Traditional) 公司, 大公司, 集團公司…
in Italian società (commerciale), ente (pubblico)…
in Polish korporacja…
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