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"cabinet" in American English

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cabinetnoun [C]

us   /ˈkæb·ə·nɪt/
  • cabinet noun [C] (FURNITURE)

a piece of furniture with shelves or drawers that is used for storing useful things or showing decorative things: a medicine cabinet
A filing cabinet is a set of large drawers in which papers can be stored.
  • cabinet noun [C] (GOVERNMENT)

politics & government a small group of people within a government who give advice to the highest leader, such as the president or prime minister: In the US, the Secretary of Defense is a member of the president’s Cabinet.
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"cabinet" in British English

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cabinetnoun

uk   /ˈkæb.ɪ.nət/ us   /ˈkæb.ən.ət/
  • cabinet noun (GOVERNMENT)

[C usually singular, + sing/pl verb] usually Cabinet a small group of the most important people in government, who advise the President or Prime Minister and make important decisions: The Cabinet meet/meets every Thursday. The President is completing the selection of his new Cabinet. a cabinet postUK a cabinet reshuffle (= changes in the Cabinet).UK a cabinet minister

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"cabinet" in Business English

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cabinetnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   /ˈkæbɪnət/ us   usually Cabinet
GOVERNMENT a small group of the most important people in a government, who meet regularly to make the main decisions: As president he holds the reins of power, including the power of appointing the Cabinet. a cabinet appointment/member/post Cabinet minister
(Definition of cabinet from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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