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English definition of “assistant”

assistant

noun [C]     /əˈsɪs.tənt/
B1 someone who helps someone else to do a job : an administrative / office assistant an assistant editor / manager Helpers and accomplicesPeople who help or serve people professionally A2 UK someone who works in a shop , selling goods to customers and giving advice about the goods sold in the shop : a sales / shop assistantPeople who sell thingsTraders, merchants and entrepreneurs
(Definition of assistant noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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