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office

noun uk   /ˈɒf.ɪs/ us    /ˈɑː.fɪs/

office noun (WORK PLACE)

A2 [C] a room or part of a building in which people work, especially sitting at tables with computers, phones, etc., usually as a part of a business or other organization: the director's office I didn't leave the office until eight o'clock last night. office equipment office workers [C] a part of a company: They have offices in Paris, London, and Madrid. [C] US (UK surgery) a place where you can go to ask advice from or receive treatment from a doctor or dentist: The doctor does not make house calls - you will have to come to her office.

office noun (RESPONSIBILITY)

C1 [C or U] a position of authority and responsibility in a government or other organization: the office of vice president As chairman of the association, he held office for over 20 years. The Socialist party has been in office (= governing)/out of office (= not governing) for almost ten years. She's held various offices during her time as a minister.
(Definition of office noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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