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congressnoun [C]

us   /ˈkɑŋ·ɡrəs/
a formal meeting of representatives from countries or organizations at which ideas are discussed and information is exchanged: the fourth congress of the European Association for Lexicography

Congressnoun [U]

us   /ˈkɑŋ·ɡrəs/
politics & government the elected group of people in the US who are responsible for making the law, consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives: Congress has rejected the president’s plan.
congressional
adjective [not gradable] us   /kənˈɡreʃ·ən·əl/
a congressional committee
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"congress" in British English

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congressnoun [C, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /ˈkɒŋ.ɡres/ us   /ˈkɑːŋ.ɡres/

Congressnoun

uk   /ˈkɒŋ.ɡres/ us   /ˈkɑːŋ.ɡres/
the elected group of politicians in the US who are responsible for making the law, consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives: Both houses of Congress have rejected the recent presidential proposal on gun control.

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"Congress" in Business English

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Congressnoun

uk   /ˈkɒŋɡres/ us  
GOVERNMENT, POLITICS the elected group of politicians in the US who are responsible for making the laws. Congress consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives: Established by Congress to protect investors, the SEC monitors publicly traded interests.

congressnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɒŋɡres/ us  
MEETINGS a large formal meeting of people who represent different organizations, countries, etc., at which ideas are discussed and information is exchanged: The union's annual congress voted on a resolution demanding that the government increase minimum wage levels. the congress of the International Press Institute
POLITICS a group of people who are elected to govern in some countries: The Brazilian congress discussed reopening the inquiry.
(Definition of Congress from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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