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"ownership" in British English

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

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ownershipnoun [U]

 us   /ˈoʊ·nərˌʃɪp/
the ​right or ​state of being an ​owner: His ​businessinterestsinclude ownership of a ​countynewspaper.
(Definition of ownership from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"ownership" in Business English

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ownershipnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈəʊnəʃɪp/
the ​state or fact of ​owning something: under sb's ownership The ​business has been under the same ownership for 44 ​years.home/property ownership The ​spirallingcost of ​housing has ​pushedhome ownership beyond the ​reach of many ​people.share/stock ownership The ​organizationpromotes wider ​share ownership.take/acquire/retain ownership of sth Earlier this ​year the ​group took 51% ownership of the ​financialservicesunit. State-owned ​railways were taken into ​private ownership.
the fact of taking ​responsibility for an ​idea or problem: We need someone to take ownership of the ​issue.
(Definition of ownership from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ownership”
in Arabic مِلكِيّة…
in Korean 소유권…
in Portuguese propriedade…
in Catalan propietat…
in Japanese 所有権…
in Chinese (Simplified) 所有权, 物主身份, 拥有…
in Chinese (Traditional) 所有權, 物主身份, 擁有…
in Italian proprietà…
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