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English definition of “assistant”

assistant

noun [C] uk   /əˈsɪs.tənt/ us  
B1 someone who helps someone else to do a job: an administrative/office assistant an assistant editor/managerHelpers 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
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