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official

adjective
 
 
/əˈfɪʃəl/
APPROVED B2 approved by the government or someone in authority: the official language of Singapore an official document Announcing, informing and stating
JOB [always before noun] relating to the duties of someone in a position of authority: the official residence of the ambassador an official visit Position and status in groups and organizations
KNOWN known by the public: It's official - they're getting married!Adapting and attuning to somethingAdapting and modifying Changing
NOT TRUE [always before noun] An official explanation or statement is one that is given, but which may not be true: The official reason for the delay is bad weather. →  Opposite unofficial True, real, false, and unreal
officially adverb The new hospital was officially opened yesterday.
Translations of “official”
in Korean 공식적인…
in Arabic رَسْمي…
in French officiel…
in Turkish resmî, herkesçe bilinen, malum…
in Italian ufficiale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 官員的, 公職的, 公務的…
in Russian официальный, служебный, должностной…
in Polish oficjalny…
in Spanish oficial…
in Portuguese oficial…
in German Amts-…, Dienst-…, offiziell…
in Catalan oficial…
in Japanese 公式な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 官员的, 公职的, 公务的…
(Definition of official adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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