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"president" in British English

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presidentnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈprez.ɪ.dənt/

president noun [C] (POLITICS)

A2 (the ​title given to) the ​person who has the ​highestpoliticalposition 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 ​highestposition 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   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 ​annualmeeting.
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"president" in American English

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presidentnoun [C]

 us   /ˈprez·ɪ·dənt, -əˌdent/

president noun [C] (POLITICS)

politics & government (abbreviation Pres.) the ​highestpoliticalposition in the ​UnitedStates and some other ​countries, usually the ​leader of the ​government: Several ​people are ​consideringrunning for president, but none have ​announcedtheircandidacyyet.

president noun [C] (ORGANIZATION)

a ​person who has the ​highestposition 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
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"president" in Business English

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presidentnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈprezɪdənt/
HR, WORKPLACE the ​person who has the ​highestposition 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-levelmanagementmeeting.
(also President) POLITICS in the US and some other countries, the ​highestposition in the ​government
(Definition of president from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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