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incumbentnoun [C]

us   /ɪnˈkʌm·bənt/
  • incumbent noun [C] (PERSON)

politics & government (referring to the present time) a person who has a particular office or position, esp. an elected one: Senator Smith, the incumbent, faces a tough fight for reelection next year.

incumbentadjective

us   /ɪnˈkʌm·bənt/ fml
  • incumbent adjective (NECESSARY)

necessary: [+ to infinitive] It is incumbent upon (= necessary for) all of us to create a safe community.
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"incumbent" in Business English

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incumbentnoun [C]

uk   /ɪnˈkʌmbənt/ us   formal
a person or business that holds a particular position in a company, market, industry, etc. at the present time: The incumbent has been awarded the airline's new advertising contract, despite stiff competition from other agencies.
POLITICS the person who holds a particular elected position at the present time: Three new mayoral candidates intend to challenge the incumbent.

incumbentadjective

uk   /ɪnˈkʌmbənt/ us   formal
[before noun] holding a particular position in a company, industry, etc. at the present time: the incumbent management/director/supplier
[before noun] POLITICS holding a particular elected position at the present time: the incumbent mayor/president/vice-president
it is incumbent on sb to do sth
someone has a duty or responsibility to do something: "I think it is incumbent on us to provide a good environment for business," he said.
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Translations of “incumbent”
in Chinese (Simplified) 现任的, 在职的…
in Turkish makam sahibi, görevli, memur…
in Russian лицо, занимающее должность…
in Chinese (Traditional) 現任的, 在職的…
in Polish osoba sprawująca urząd…
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