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English definition of “firm”


noun [C]     /fɜːm/
WORKPLACE a company or business : The firm's share price has been rising steadily . The firm remains heavily dependent on North America , its biggest market .big/medium-sized/small firm Small and medium-sized firms accounted for 69.8% of the UK business population .leading/major/top firm He hired a top firm of architects and re-mortgaged the family home to finance the project .accounting/law/manufacturing, etc. firm Local manufacturing firms are under heavy competitive pressure , often from off-shore production .set up/start (up)/establish a firm Her grandfather had set up the firm soon after the war .run/manage a firm The firm was run from an office in Bolton. She joined the family firm soon after leaving school .
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(Definition of firm noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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