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"show business" in British English

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show businessnoun [U]

uk   us   (informal showbiz)
the ​entertainmentbusiness, ​especially the ​part that is ​considered to be ​popular but not very ​artistic or ​serious: Stars of the ​entertainmentworldturned out to ​celebrate his 40th ​year in show ​business. a ​charitydinnerattended by a ​host of showbiz personalities
(Definition of show business from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"show business" in American English

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show businessnoun [U]

 /ˈʃoʊ ˌbɪz·nəs/ (infml show biz,  /ˈʃoʊ ˌbɪz/ )
the ​industry that ​producesentertainment such as ​movies and ​popularmusic, and the ​people who ​work in that ​industry
(Definition of show business from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"show business" in Business English

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show businessnoun [U]

uk   us   (also informal showbiz) COMMERCE
the ​entertainmentbusiness: in show business Her ​life in show ​business didn't last ​long. Family ​commitmentsled her to quit show ​business.
(Definition of show business from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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