dean Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"dean" in British English

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deannoun [C]

uk   us   /diːn/

dean noun [C] (LEADER)

an ​official of high ​rank in a ​college or ​university who is ​responsible for the ​organization of a ​department or ​departments: She is the new dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences. the Dean of Medicine US someone among a ​group of ​people who has ​worked the ​longest in the ​particularjob or ​activity they ​share, and who is ​theirunofficialleader: Parsons is the dean of the TV ​newscorrespondents at Channel Nine.

dean noun [C] (CHURCH)

a ​priest of high ​rank in the Church of ​England or the ​RomanCatholic Church, who is in ​charge of ​managing a ​largechurch or cathedral
(Definition of dean from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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deannoun [C]

 us   /din/
a high-ranking ​official in a ​college or ​universityresponsible for a ​department, ​teachers, ​students, etc.: Langer is the dean of the ​lawschool.
(Definition of dean from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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