Definition of “corporate” - English Dictionary

“corporate” in English

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uk /ˈkɔː.pər.ət/ us /ˈkɔːr.pɚ.ət/

C1 [ before noun ] relating to a large company:

corporate finance
a corporate merger
corporate executives

formal of or shared by a whole group and not just of a single member:

All adults take corporate responsibility for the upbringing of the tribe's children.

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(Definition of “corporate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“corporate” in Business English

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corporateadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈkɔːpərət/ us

relating to a business, especially a large business:

corporate bosses
Analysts are expecting share prices to fall in the first quarter of next year because of poor corporate earnings.
Corporate America/Britain/Germany, etc.

used to refer to large companies that have a lot of influence in the economy of the US, Britain, Germany, etc.:

Corporate America is starting to look at the millions of cars it owns for traveling salesmen as an area where it can save money.


uk /ˈkɔːpərət/ us

[ C ] a company, especially a large one:

major corporates

[ plural ] FINANCE bonds in companies:

Their current split is 48% in stocks; 42% in bonds, mostly good-yielding corporates; and the rest in cash.

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(Definition of “corporate” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)