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Definición de “private” en inglés


adjective     /ˈpraɪvɪt/
used to describe a company with shares that are not traded on a stock market : EM.TV is a private family-owned company .
ECONOMICS owned or controlled by one person or company , rather than by a government : Much of the funding for this type of investment comes from public , rather than private, sources . We need to review public and private interests in order to balance them carefully . The center has about 85 employees supported by private money from grants and donations . private health insurance private agencies / institutions / hospitals
ECONOMICS private employees , investors , etc. act for themselves, rather than for a government or company : private buyers / investors a private contractor / developer
COMMERCE, FINANCE only offered to particular people or organizations to buy and not offered to the public : The property was sold by private treaty . a private sale
intended only for the use of one person or group of people : a private jet a private club
MEETINGS involving only a small group of people and kept secret : Senior group executives are reported to be in private talks regarding a possible merger . a private agreement / conversation
connected with your personal life , rather than your job : Employees are asked to keep private emails / phone calls to a minimum .
go private FINANCE, STOCK MARKET if a company whose shares are traded on a stock market goes private, the owners buy the shares back from other shareholders in order to take control of the company themselves: The Canadian utility company is well on its way to going private through a $22 billion management-led buyout . ECONOMICS, GOVERNMENT if an organization that is owned by the government goes private, it is sold to investors : The satellite company was bought by its current owners for $3.1 billion in cash after going private and shedding its intergovernmental ownership . UK to pay for your own medical treatment , rather than using treatment provided by the National Health Service : People who cannot find an NHS dentist are already going private and insurers are keen to fill in gaps in their finances .
in private MEETINGS something that is done in private is done secretly and only involves a small group of people : Negotiations are underway in private.
in private hands ECONOMICS, GOVERNMENT owned or controlled by one person or company , rather than by a government : The transaction would put control of a key service in private hands .
owned by one person , rather than by an organization : Two original copies of the manuscript are still in private hands .
take sth private FINANCE, STOCK MARKET to take control of a company or organization whose shares are traded on a stock market by buying the shares back from other shareholders : Two of the world's richest men combined to take the upmarket hotel chain private in a $1.95bn deal .
(Definition of private adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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