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corporationnoun [C]

 us   /ˌkɔr·pəˈreɪ·ʃən/ (abbreviation Corp.)
an ​organization, esp. a ​business, that has a ​legallyseparateexistence from the ​people who ​run it: multinational corporations She was ​elected to the ​board of ​directors of the corporation.
corporate
adjective  us   /ˈkɔr·pə·rət/
corporate ​finance/​law
(Definition of corporation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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corporationnoun [C, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /ˌkɔː.pərˈeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌkɔːr.pəˈreɪ-/

corporation noun [C, + sing/pl verb] (BUSINESS)

B2 (written abbreviation Corp.) a ​largecompany or ​group of ​companies that is ​controlled together as a ​singleorganization: a ​multinational corporation the British Broadcasting Corporation She didn't ​want to ​work for a ​big corporation where everything was so ​impersonal.
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corporation noun [C, + sing/pl verb] (LOCAL GOVERNMENT)

mainly UK the ​organization in a ​particulartown or ​city that is ​responsible for ​services such as ​cleaningroads: a ​municipal corporation
(Definition of corporation from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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corporationnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌkɔːpərˈeɪʃən/
(abbreviation Corp.) WORKPLACE a large ​company, or a ​group of ​companies that are ​controlled as a ​singleorganization: Whether you ​work for a large corporation or ​smallcompany, ​following these ​easy guidelines can ​help you to ​succeed.a global/multinational corporation It is a ​global corporation with over 416,000 ​employees in 190 countries.
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GOVERNMENT in the UK, a ​publicorganization: The city ​formed a nonprofit ​local government corporation. British Airways was a public corporation at that ​time.
(Definition of corporation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “corporation”
in Arabic شَرِكة, مُؤسَّسة…
in Korean 기업…
in Portuguese corporação…
in Catalan empresa…
in Japanese 法人, 企業…
in Chinese (Simplified) 公司, 大公司, 集团公司…
in Turkish şirket…
in Russian корпорация…
in Chinese (Traditional) 公司, 大公司, 集團公司…
in Italian società (commerciale), ente (pubblico)…
in Polish korporacja…
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