Meaning of “superintendent” in the English Dictionary

"superintendent" in 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 /ˌsuːpərɪnˈtendənt/ us

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)