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Meaning of “tall” in the English Dictionary

"tall" in British English

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talladjective

uk   /tɔːl/  us   /tɑːl/
A1 of more than ​averageheight, or of a ​particularheight: a tall ​girl a tall ​building He's six ​feet tall. She's much taller than me.

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tallness
noun [U] uk   /ˈtɔːl.nəs/  us   /ˈtɑːl-/
(Definition of tall from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tall" in American English

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talladjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /tɔl/
of more than ​averageheight: She’s tall and ​slim. The Sears Tower is taller than the Empire ​State Building.
of a ​particularheight: Four of her ​friends are six ​feet or taller.
(Definition of tall from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"tall" in Business English

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talladjective

uk   us   /tɔːl/ HR, MANAGEMENT
used to describe an ​organization with many ​levels of ​jobs between ​topmanagement and the ​workers at the ​bottom: In a tall ​organizationalstructure, ​employees often lie at the ​bottom of a ​longchain of ​supervisors, ​managers, and ​executives.
(Definition of tall from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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