undertaking Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"undertaking" in British English

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undertakingnoun [C]

uk   /ˌʌn.dəˈteɪ.kɪŋ/  us   /ˈʌn.dɚˌteɪ.kɪŋ/

undertaking noun [C] (JOB)

C2 a ​job, ​business, or ​piece of ​work: The ​construction of the ​tunnel is a ​large and ​complex undertaking.

undertaking noun [C] (PROMISE)

formal a ​formalpromise: [+ that] formal The ​manager gave a written undertaking that no one would ​losetheirjob.
(Definition of undertaking from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"undertaking" in American English

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undertakingnoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈʌn·dərˌteɪ·kɪŋ/
an ​effort to do something, esp. to do a ​large or ​difficultjob, or the ​job that is done: Preparing for the US ​nationalcensus every ten ​years is a ​massive undertaking.
(Definition of undertaking from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"undertaking" in Business English

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undertakingnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈʌndəˌteɪkɪŋ/
a ​job, ​task, or ​piece of ​work that someone has decided or ​agreed to do: a big/enormous/major undertaking This is an enormous and most ​ambitious undertaking.
formal a ​formal promise: an undertaking to do sth Many ​banks have given undertakings to ​lend more.an undertaking that Both ​companies gave an undertaking that they will ​stopdiscounting.
formal a ​business: IOC is India's largest commercial undertaking. 90% of the ​investmentportfoliocomprisedinvestment in the securities of the associated undertakings.
(Definition of undertaking from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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