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"health" in British English

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healthnoun [U]

uk   /helθ/  us   /helθ/
A2 the condition of the body and the degree to which it is free from illness, or the state of being well: to be in good/poor health Regular exercise is good for your health. I had to give up drinking for health reasons. He gave up work because of ill health.
the condition of something that changes or develops, such as an organization or system: the financial health of the business

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

"health" in American English

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healthnoun [U]

 us   /helθ/
the condition of the body or mind and the degree to which it is free from illness, or the state of being well: Her health was much improved after she started exercising. fig. The health of the economy is still causing concern.
If you are in good/poor health, your physical condition is healthy or is not healthy: He’s in excellent health.
(Definition of health from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"health" in Business English

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healthnoun [U]

uk   us   /helθ/
the activity or business of providing medical services: They welcomed the government's commitment to extra spending on health and education. Treatment of heart disease and cancer will be a top priority according to a report released by the Department of Health. The governor's plan is by far the most sweeping health reform proposal that any state has attempted recently. health department/official
the condition of someone's body or mind, or the state of being well: Increases in the volume of work are damaging the health of some of our top executives. A clean water supply is crucial to public health. health problems/risks/threats
the condition of a company, organization, or economy and the degree to which it is successful or makes a profit: In the UK, every retailer's health is measured by its Christmas sales. Layoffs are sometimes necessary for the long-term health of an economy. the financial health of the company
give sth a clean bill of health
to say that an organization or system is in a good financial position or has been operating honestly and legally, after having examined it: Concerns about "installation procedures" mean the company cannot be given a clean bill of health.
to state or announce that a product, place, etc. is safe to use after testing it or examining it: The restaurant has been given a clean bill of health.
(Definition of health from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“health” in Business English

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