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"the World Bank" in British English

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the World Banknoun

uk   us  
an ​internationalorganization that was ​formed in 1945 to ​helpeconomicdevelopment, ​especially in ​poorercountries
(Definition of the World Bank from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"the World Bank" in Business English

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the World Banknoun

uk   us   BANKING, ECONOMICS
an ​internationalorganization that helps the ​economicdevelopment of ​poor countries: The World Bank is ​funding tree plantations in Niger.
(Definition of the World Bank from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the World Bank”
in Chinese (Simplified) 世界银行…
in Chinese (Traditional) 世界銀行…
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