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employee

noun [C] uk   /ɪmˈplɔɪ.iː/ /ˌem.plɔɪˈiː/ us  
B1 someone who is paid to work for someone else: The number of employees in the company has trebled over the past decade. She's a former council employee/employee of the council.Employees and colleagues
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