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presidentnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈprez.ɪ.dənt/

president noun [C] (POLITICS)

A2 (the title given to) the person who has the highest political position in a country that is a republic and who, in some of these countries, is the leader of the government: President Kennedy the president of France [as form of address] Thank you, Mr/Madam President.
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president noun [C] (ORGANIZATION)

the person who has the highest position in an organization or, especially in the US, in a company: a former president of the Royal Societymainly US She's a friend of the president of the bank.
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presidential
adjective [before noun] uk   us   /ˌprez.ɪˈden.ʃəl/
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B2 a presidential candidate "Art and the Community" was the theme of her presidential address to the annual meeting.
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