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"superintendent" in British English

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superintendentnoun [C]

uk   /ˌsuː.pə.rɪnˈten.dənt/  us   /ˌsuː.pə.pɚ.ɪnˈten.dənt/
(Definition of superintendent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"superintendent" in American English

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superintendentnoun [C]

 us   /ˌsu·pər·ɪnˈten·dənt, ˌsu·prɪn-/
  • superintendent noun [C] (PERSON IN CHARGE)

a person who is in charge of work done and who manages the employees in a particular office, department, or area: She was appointed superintendent of schools in Tacoma, Washington.
  • superintendent noun [C] (BUILDING MANAGER)

(short form super) a person in charge of keeping a building in good condition: Ask the superintendent to check the boiler – we’re not getting any hot water.
(Definition of superintendent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"superintendent" in Business English

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superintendentnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌsuːpərɪnˈtendənt/
GOVERNMENT in the US, someone in charge of a government department or official activity or process, who makes sure that rules and laws are obeyed: superintendent of sth She is currently serving as superintendent of the Kansas City School District. assistant/associate/deputy superintendent a state/school/building superintendent
in the UK, a police officer who has a high rank: a police superintendent
(Definition of superintendent from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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