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officenoun

 us   /ˈɔ·fɪs, ˈɑf·ɪs/

office noun (WORK PLACE)

[C] a ​place in a ​building where a ​business is ​carried on by ​peopleworking at desks (= ​specialtables) used for writing and for ​holdingtelephones and ​computers: an office ​building I didn’t ​leave the office until ​nearly 8 o’clock. [C] An office is also the ​place of ​business where a ​doctor, ​lawyer, or other professionalseespeople: The doctor’s office was ​filled with ​people.

office noun (GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT)

[C] a ​part of a ​governmentdepartment: the Office of Management and Budget the Patent Office

office noun (RESPONSIBILITY)

[C/U] a ​position of ​authority and ​responsibility in a ​government or other ​organization: [U] elective office [C] the office of ​executivevicepresident [U] The ​governorretired after 12 ​years in office.
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officenoun

uk   /ˈɒf.ɪs/  us   /ˈɑː.fɪs/

office noun (WORK PLACE)

A2 [C] a ​room or ​part of a ​building in which ​peoplework, ​especiallysitting at ​tables with ​computers, ​phones, etc., usually as a ​part of a ​business or other ​organization: the director's office I didn't ​leave the office until eight o'clock last ​night. office ​equipment office ​workers [C] a ​part of a ​company: They have offices in Paris, London, and Madrid. [C] US (UK surgery) a ​place where you can go to ​askadvice from or ​receivetreatment from a ​doctor or ​dentist: The ​doctor does not make ​housecalls - you will have to come to her office.
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office noun (RESPONSIBILITY)

C1 [C or U] a ​position of ​authority and ​responsibility in a ​government or other ​organization: the office of ​vicepresident As ​chairman of the ​association, he held office for over 20 ​years. The Socialist ​party has been in office (= ​governing)/out of office (= not ​governing) for ​almost ten ​years. She's ​heldvarious offices during her ​time in ​government. The new President ​takes office on ​January 20th.

Officenoun [C]

uk   /ˈɒf.ɪs/  us   /ˈɑː.fɪs/
a ​department of the ​nationalgovernment in ​Britain, or an ​officialgovernmentorganization: the Home Office the Foreign Office the Office of Fair Trading
(Definition of office from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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officenoun

uk   us   /ˈɒfɪs/
[C] WORKPLACE a ​room or ​building in which ​peoplework, especially sitting at ​desks with ​computers, ​phones, etc., as a ​part of a ​business or other ​organization: The ​meeting is at their offices in San Diego.local/regional/overseas office It would be so much easier if they ​delegated the ​authority to the ​regional office. set up/open an office The ​company has just set up an office in New York. Firms ​eligible for the ​fund are those that have a branch office in the ​region. office ​jobs/​work office ​staff/​workers office ​supplies/​equipment/furniture A large openplan office can be made up of one ​mainroom with tens or hundreds of ​peopleworking in the same ​space.
the office WORKPLACE someone's ​place of ​work: I don't ​leave the office until 7p.m. most days. He's not in the office ​right now; he's out at a ​meeting.
[C] WORKPLACE a ​room in which one ​person, or a ​smallnumber of ​people, ​works: in my/your/her, etc. office Please come and see me in my office later. They ​share an office and ​consult each other on all important decisions. John uses the spare ​room at ​home as an office.
[C] a ​room or ​part of a ​building where you can get ​information, ​buytickets, etc.: a ticket/​enquiry office
[C] US WORKPLACE the ​place where a ​doctor or dentist sees their patients: She sees most of her patients at her ​downtown office.
[C or U] GOVERNMENT a ​position of ​authority and ​responsibility in a ​government or other ​organization: be in/out of office The new ​president has now been in office for over a ​year.hold/leave/take office In the five ​years she's ​held office, she has ​initiated many ​changes within the Department of ​Justice. He's ​held various offices during his ​time as ​minister. public/​executive/​corporate office
Office GOVERNMENT a ​department of the ​nationalgovernment, or an ​officialgovernmentorganization: the Home Office the Foreign Office the Office of Fair Trading the Office of Thrift Supervision
(Definition of office from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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