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"doctrine" in British English

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doctrinenoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈdɒk.trɪn/  us   /ˈdɑːk-/
a ​belief or set of ​beliefs, ​especiallypolitical or ​religiousones, that are ​taught and ​accepted by a ​particulargroup: Christian doctrine The ​president said he would not go against ​soundmilitary doctrine.
(Definition of doctrine from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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doctrinenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈdɑk·trən/
a ​belief, ​theory, or set of ​beliefs, esp. ​political or ​religious, ​taught and ​accepted by a ​particulargroup: [U] church doctrine
(Definition of doctrine from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"doctrine" in Business English

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doctrinenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈdɒktrɪn/
a ​principle or set of ​principles that are ​followed by a particular ​group or in a particular ​situation: The doctrine of continuous ​qualityimprovement is being ​implemented in the health-care ​industryworldwide. aneconomic/​legal/​political doctrine
(Definition of doctrine from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “doctrine”
in Spanish doctrina…
in Vietnamese học thuyết…
in Malaysian fahaman…
in Thai ปรัชญา…
in French doctrine…
in German die Doktrin…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指政治或宗教的)信条,教义,学说…
in Turkish öğreti, doktrin…
in Russian доктрина…
in Indonesian ajaran, doktrin…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指政治或宗教的)信條,教義,學說…
in Polish doktryna…
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