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"vice" in British English

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viceprefix

also vice- uk   /vaɪs/ us   /vaɪs/
used as part of the title of particular positions. The person who holds one of these positions is next below in authority to the person who holds the full position and can act for them: the vice captain of the team a vice admiral

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vicenoun

uk   /vaɪs/ us   /vaɪs/
  • vice noun (TOOL)

[C] mainly UK US usually vise a tool with two parts that can be moved together by tightening a screw so that an object can be held firmly between them while it is being worked on: Vices are often used to hold pieces of wood that are being cut or smoothed. Her hand tightened like a vice around his arm.
(Definition of vice from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"vice" in American English

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vicenoun [C]

us   /vɑɪs/
  • vice noun [C] (MORAL FAULT)

a moral fault or weakness in a person’s character: His virtues far outnumber his vices.
Vice is also immoral behavior.

viceprefix

us   /vɑɪs/
  • vice prefix (TITLE)

used as part of a title to show the rank of an officer or official of a company or organization, immediately below a president or chairperson: a vice principal Vice Premier Zhu Rongji He served as vice chairman of the federal reserve. There are three vice presidents in that company.
(Definition of vice from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"vice-" in Business English

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vice-prefix

also vice uk   us   HR, MANAGEMENT
used as part of a job title when someone has a position directly below the person in charge: She was made a vice-president.
(Definition of vice- from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “vice”
in Korean 비행…
in Arabic رَذيلة…
in Malaysian ragum…
in French étau…
in Russian порок, зло, преступление…
in Chinese (Traditional) 副職的, 副的…
in Italian vizio…
in Turkish zaaf, kusur, kişilik zayıflığı…
in Polish wada, prostytucja i narkotyki, imadło…
in Spanish torno de banco…
in Vietnamese mỏ cặp, êtô…
in Portuguese vício…
in Thai คีมจับ…
in German der Schraubstock…
in Catalan vici…
in Japanese 悪癖…
in Chinese (Simplified) 副职的, 副的…
in Indonesian tanggam…
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“vice” in British English

“vice” in American English

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