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the BBC

noun uk   us   /ˌbiː.biːˈsiː/ (UK informal the Beeb)
abbreviation for the British Broadcasting Corporation: a British organization that broadcasts on television, radio, and the internet
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in Chinese (Traditional) 英國廣播公司…
in Chinese (Simplified) 英国广播公司…
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