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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
Translations of “career”
in Korean 직업, 경력…
in Arabic مِهْنة…
in French carrière…
in Turkish meslek, iş, meslek yaşamı…
in Italian carriera…
in Chinese (Traditional) 生涯,職業, 事業…
in Russian карьера…
in Polish kariera…
in Spanish carrera…
in Portuguese carreira…
in German die Karriere, die Laufbahn…
in Catalan carrera…
in Japanese (一生の仕事としての)職業…
in Chinese (Simplified) 生涯,职业, 事业…
(Definition of career noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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