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English definition of “affair”

affair

noun [C] (MATTER)    /əˈfeər/ US  /-ˈfer/
B2 a situation or subject that is being dealt with or considered : She organizes her financial affairs very efficiently . He's always meddling in (= trying to influence ) other people's affairs. What I do in my spare time is my affair (= only involves me).Topics and areas of interestSituations and circumstances B2 a matter or situation that causes strong public feeling , usually of moral disapproval : The arms-dealing affair has severely damaged the reputation of the government . The president's handling of the affair has been criticized .Situations and circumstances
(Definition of affair noun (MATTER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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