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"undersecretary" in British English

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undersecretarynoun [ C ]

uk /ˌʌn.dəˈsek.rə.tər.i/ us /ˌʌn.dɚˈsek.rə.ter.i/

a person who works for and has a slightly lower rank than the secretary (= person in charge) of a government department:

She's Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs.

(Definition of “undersecretary” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"undersecretary" in American English

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undersecretarynoun [ C ]

us /ˌʌn·dərˈsek·rɪˌter·i/

an official in a government department who is one rank below the highest official:

Ms. Wilkie started out as undersecretary of education, the department's No. 2 job.

(Definition of “undersecretary” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)