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English definition of “career”

career

noun [C]
 
 
/kəˈrɪər/
JOB B1 a job that you do for a long period of your life and that gives you the chance to move to a higher position and earn more money: a successful career in marketingJobs, careers and professionsWorking
TIME the time that you spend doing a particular job: She began her acting career in TV commercials.Specific periods of timeWorking hours and periods of workWork, working and the workplace
(Definition of career noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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