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Meaning of “success” in the English Dictionary

"success" in British English

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successnoun

uk   us   /səkˈses/
B1 [U] the ​achieving of the ​resultswanted or ​hoped for: The success of ​almost any ​projectdependslargely on ​itsmanager. I've been ​trying to ​persuade her to take on more ​people, but so ​far without success. I'm not having much success incommunicating with him at the ​moment. The success rate for this ​operation is very ​low.B1 [C] something that ​achievespositiveresults: Both ​films have been a ​big box-office success. She's ​determined to make a success of this ​project. That ​salmondish was a success, wasn't it?

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(Definition of success from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"success" in American English

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successnoun [C/U]

 us   /səkˈses/
the ​achieving of ​desiredresults, or someone or something that ​achievespositiveresults: [U] We’ve ​tried to ​contact him, but so ​far without success. [C] The ​dinnerparty was a ​great success.
(Definition of success from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"success" in Business English

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successnoun

uk   us   /səkˈses/
[U] the ​achieving of the ​results that were wanted or hoped for: The company's success is a ​result of its ​businessmodel.success in sth Knowledge ​workers are ​essential for success in technology-driven ​industries. business/​commercial/​economic success Our ​salesmen have a 70% success ​rate.
[C] something that ​achieves good ​results: The ​buyout has clearly been a success. She is ​determined to make a success of this ​project.
(Definition of success from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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