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"success" in British English

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successnoun

uk   /səkˈses/  us   /səkˈses/
B1 [U] the achieving of the results wanted or hoped for: The success of almost any project depends largely on its manager. I've been trying to persuade her to take on more people, but so far without success. I'm not having much success in communicating with him at the moment. The success rate for this operation is very low.
B1 [C] something that achieves positive results: Both films have been a big box-office success. She's determined to make a success of this project. That salmon dish 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 desired results, or someone or something that achieves positive results: [U] We’ve tried to contact him, but so far without success. [C] The dinner party 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 business model.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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“success” in Business English

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