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"superintendent" in British English

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superintendentnoun [C]

uk   /ˌsuː.pə.rɪnˈten.dənt/  us   /-pɚ.ɪn-/
a ​person who is in ​charge of ​work done in a ​particulardepartment, ​office, etc., or who is ​responsible for ​keeping a ​building or ​place in good ​condition: In the US, a ​school superintendent is in ​charge of the ​schools in a ​particulararea. We ​asked the superintendent (also US informal super) to ​fix the ​brokenwindow in ​ourapartment. a British ​policeofficer of high ​rank
(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 ​particularoffice, ​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 ​hotwater.
(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 ​governmentdepartment or ​officialactivity or ​process, who makes sure that ​rules and ​laws are obeyed: superintendent of sth She is ​currentlyserving as superintendent of the Kansas City School District. assistant/​associate/​deputy superintendent a state/school/​building superintendent
in the UK, a ​policeofficer who has a high ​rank: a police superintendent
(Definition of superintendent from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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