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desk

noun [C]
 
 
/desk/
WORKPLACE a type of table that you can work at, often one with drawers: She sat at her desk writing the report. I'm at my desk by 8 most mornings. He had a pile of papers on his desk.arrive on/land on/reach sb's desk I signed the contract as soon as it reached my desk. → See also clear
TRANSPORT a place, often with a counter (= a long flat narrow surface) especially in a hotel or airport, where you can get information or service: We checked into the hotel at the front desk. a check-in/information/reception desk
FINANCE the part of an organization where a particular type of business is done: a dealing/trading desk
COMMUNICATIONS the department of a newspaper or broadcasting company which deals with a particular type of news: the foreign/sports/city desk
(Definition of desk from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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