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headquartersnoun [C, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /ˌhedˈkwɔː.təz/  us   /ˈhedˌkwɔːr.t̬ɚz/ (plural headquarters) (abbreviation HQ)
B2 the ​mainoffices of an ​organization such as the ​army, the ​police, or a ​businesscompany: The company's headquarters is/are in Amsterdam.

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

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headquartersplural noun

 us   /ˈhedˌkwɔr·t̬ərz/
the ​mainoffices or ​center of ​operations of an ​organization, such as the ​army, ​police, or a ​company
headquartered
adjective  /ˈhedˌkwɔr·t̬ərd/
The 15-person ​company will be headquartered in San Francisco.
(Definition of headquarters from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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headquartersnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈhedˌkwɔːtəz/ (plural headquarters) ( abbreviation HQ) MANAGEMENT, WORKPLACE
[C] the ​mainoffice or ​centre of ​control of a ​company or ​organization: The ​company has its ​European headquarters in Brussels.
[U] the ​managementteam who ​work at a headquarters: Regional ​managers are mostly ​free to ​operate without interference from headquarters.
(Definition of headquarters from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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