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"president" in British English

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presidentnoun [C]

uk   /ˈprez.ɪ.dənt/  us   /ˈprez.ɪ.dənt/
  • president noun [C] (POLITICS)

A2 (the title given to) the person who has the highest political position in a country that is a republic and who, in some of these countries, is the leader of the government: President Kennedy the president of France [as form of address] Thank you, Mr/Madam President.

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  • president noun [C] (ORGANIZATION)

the person who has the highest position in an organization or, especially in the US, in a company: a former president of the Royal Societymainly US She's a friend of the president of the bank.

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presidential
adjective [before noun] uk   /ˌprez.ɪˈden.ʃəl/  us   /ˌprez.ɪˈden.ʃəl/

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B2 a presidential candidate "Art and the Community" was the theme of her presidential address to the annual meeting.
(Definition of president from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"president" in American English

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presidentnoun [C]

 us   /ˈprez·ɪ·dənt, -əˌdent/
  • president noun [C] (POLITICS)

politics & government (abbreviation Pres.) the highest political position in the United States and some other countries, usually the leader of the government: Several people are considering running for president, but none have announced their candidacy yet.
  • president noun [C] (ORGANIZATION)

a person who has the highest position in a company or organization: The company’s board of directors will name a new president at its next meeting.
presidential
adjective  us   /ˌprez·ɪˈden·ʃəl/
a presidential candidate
(Definition of president from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"president" in Business English

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presidentnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈprezɪdənt/
HR, WORKPLACE the person who has the highest position in an organization or, especially in the US, in a company: president of sth He was president of the charity for ten years. The new president of the company called a top-level management meeting.
(also President) POLITICS in the US and some other countries, the highest position in the government
(Definition of president from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“president” in Business English

A bunch of stuff about plurals
A bunch of stuff about plurals
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by Colin McIntosh One of the many ways in which English differs from other languages is its use of uncountable nouns to talk about collections of objects: as well as never being used in the plural, they’re never used with a or an. Examples are furniture (plural in German and many other languages), cutlery (plural in Italian), and

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