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"quango" in British English

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quangonoun [C]

uk   /ˈkwæŋ.ɡəʊ/  us   /-ɡoʊ/ (plural quangos) often disapproving
an ​organization that is ​established by a ​government to ​consider a ​subject of ​publicimportance, but is ​independent from the ​government
(Definition of quango from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"quango" in Business English

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quangonoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkwæŋɡəʊ/ (plural quangos)
GOVERNMENT abbreviation for quasi-autonomous non-governmental ​organization: in the UK, an ​organizationestablished by a ​government to consider a ​subject of ​publicimportance, which is ​independent from the ​government: Her ​consultancy has just prepared a ​report for the Carbon Trust (a quango ​promoting a low-carbon future). The ​Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (Cabe) is the powerful quango which ​reviewsplanningapplications for large ​commercialdevelopments.
(Definition of quango from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “quango”
in Chinese (Simplified) 半官方机构…
in Chinese (Traditional) 半官方機構…
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