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"sabbatical" in British English

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sabbaticalnoun [C or U]

uk   /səˈbæt.ɪ.kəl/  us   /-ˈbæt̬-/
a ​period of ​time when ​college or ​universityteachers are ​allowed to ​stoptheirusualwork in ​order to ​study or ​travel, usually while ​continuing to be ​paid: to take/have a sabbatical She's on sabbatical for six ​months. sabbatical ​leave
(Definition of sabbatical from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sabbatical" in American English

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sabbaticalnoun [C/U]

 us   /səˈbæt̬·ɪ·kəl/
time away from ​work given to ​college or ​universityteachers, esp. to ​study, write, or ​travel: [U] Professor Logan will be on sabbatical this ​term.
(Definition of sabbatical from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"sabbatical" in Business English

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sabbaticalnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /səˈbætɪkəl/ (also sabbatical leave)
HR, WORKPLACE a ​period during which an ​employee can take ​time away from ​work to ​study or ​travel: take a sabbatical The team's ​technicaldirector might take a year's sabbatical next ​season.on sabbatical Gray is on sabbatical as he ​finishes his dissertation at IU. When he obtained ​funding for six months' sabbatical ​leave, he chose to visit a ​centrespecializing in the disease. a sabbatical ​year/month/​period
(Definition of sabbatical from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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