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"officer" in British English

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officernoun [C]

uk   /ˈɒf.ɪ.sər/  us   /ˈɑː.fɪ.sɚ/
B2 a ​person in the ​armedforces who has a ​position of ​authority: a ​naval officer a top-ranking officerB1 a ​person who has a ​position of ​authority in an ​organization: a ​careers/​customs/​personnel officerB1 a ​member of the ​policeforce: Two officers ​responded to the ​call at 282 Main Street. Officer Clarke [as form of address] "Do you ​know how ​fast you were ​driving, ma'am?" "No, officer."

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

"officer" in American English

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officernoun [C]

 us   /ˈɔ·fə·sər, ˈɑf·ə-/
  • officer noun [C] (RESPONSIBILITY)

a ​person in the ​armedforces who has a ​position of ​authority: Mike’s ​father was an officer in the US ​Marines. An officer is also a ​member of a ​policeforce.
  • officer noun [C] (WORK PLACE)

a ​person who has an ​importantjob in a ​company: the ​chieffinancial officer
(Definition of officer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"officer" in Business English

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officernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈɒfɪsər/
(Definition of officer from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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