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"emotion" in British English

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emotionnoun [C or U]

uk   /ɪˈməʊ.ʃən/  us   /ɪˈmoʊ.ʃən/
B2 a strong feeling such as love or anger, or strong feelings in general: Like a lot of men, he finds it hard to express his emotions. My mother was overcome with emotion and burst into tears.

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

"emotion" in American English

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emotionnoun [C/U]

 us   /ɪˈmoʊ·ʃən/
(a) strong feeling, such as of love, anger, fear, etc.: [C] He’s driven by his emotions, not by careful thought.
(Definition of emotion from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"emotion" in Business English

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emotionnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ɪˈməʊʃən/ MARKETING
the feelings that someone has about a product or service that can influence their decision whether to buy it or not: Detroit automakers used color to elicit emotion to sell cars. Advertising traditionally relies on the persuasive power of positive emotions.
(Definition of emotion from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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