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outpostnoun [C]

 us   /ˈɑʊtˌpoʊst/
a small town or group of buildings in a place that is far away, usually established as a center for military or trade operations
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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 (= main office): 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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