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"green card" in British English

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green cardnoun [C]

uk   /ˌɡriːn ˈkɑːd/  us   /ˌɡriːn ˈkɑːrd/
  • green card noun [C] (WORK)

a ​document giving someone who is not a US citizenpermission to ​live and ​work in the US
(Definition of green card from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"green card" in American English

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green cardnoun [C]

 us   /ˈɡrin ˌkɑrd/
a ​document giving a ​person from a ​foreigncountrypermission to ​live and ​work in the ​UnitedStates
(Definition of green card from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"green card" in Business English

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green cardnoun [C]

uk   us   GOVERNMENT, LAW
a ​document which gives ​permission for a foreigner to ​live and ​work in the US: He had to ​leave Chicago because he couldn't get a ​greencard.
(Definition of green card from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“green card” in British English

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