Meaning of “elephant” in the English Dictionary

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"elephant" in British English

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elephantnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈel.ɪ.fənt/ us /ˈel.ə.fənt/

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

"elephant" in American English

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elephantnoun [ C ]

us /ˈel·ə·fənt/

a very large, gray animal that has a trunk (= long nose) with which it can pick things up

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

"elephant" in Business English

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elephantnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈelɪfənt/ us informal

a very large organization, often one that is slow to do things or react to events:

The elephant banks were once thought to be too large to fail.
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(Definition of “elephant” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)