outpost Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"outpost" in British English

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outpostnoun [C]

uk   /ˈaʊt.pəʊst/  us   /-poʊst/
a ​place, ​especially a ​smallgroup of ​buildings or a ​town, that ​represents the ​authority or ​businessinterests of a ​government or ​company that is ​far away: a ​police/​military/​colonial outpost a ​rareexample of something that is ​disappearing: Free ​jazz has been ​described as the last outpost ofmodernism.
(Definition of outpost from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"outpost" in American English

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outpostnoun [C]

 us   /ˈɑʊtˌpoʊst/
a ​smalltown or ​group of ​buildings in a ​place that is ​far away, usually ​established as a ​center for ​military or ​tradeoperations
(Definition of outpost from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"outpost" in Business English

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outpostnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈaʊtpəʊst/
COMMERCE, WORKPLACE an ​office or ​store that belongs to a large ​company but is a ​long way from that company's headquarters (= ​mainoffice): He was ​appointed to ​head the company's first outpost in sub-Saharan Africa.
(Definition of outpost from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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