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policynoun [C]

 us   /ˈpɑl·ɪ·si/
  • policy noun [C] (PLAN)

a set of ​ideas or a ​plan for ​actionfollowed by a ​business, a ​government, a ​politicalparty, or a ​group of ​people: The ​WhiteHouse said there will be no ​change in policy.
  • policy noun [C] (DOCUMENT)

a ​documentshowing an ​agreement you have made with an ​insurancecompany: a life-insurance policy
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policynoun [C]

uk   /ˈpɒl.ə.si/  us   /ˈpɑː.lə.si/
  • policy noun [C] (PLAN)

B2 a set of ​ideas or a ​plan of what to do in ​particularsituations that has been ​agreed to ​officially by a ​group of ​people, a ​businessorganization, a ​government, or a ​politicalparty: They ​believe that ​Europeneeds a ​commonforeign and ​security policy. What is ​your party's policy onimmigration?

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  • policy noun [C] (DOCUMENT)

C1 a ​documentshowing an ​agreement you have made with an insurancecompany: You should ​checkyour policy to ​see if you're ​covered for ​flooddamage.

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(Definition of policy from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"policy" in Business English

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policynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈpɒləsi/ (plural policies)
[C or U] GOVERNMENT, POLITICS, MANAGEMENT a set of ​ideas, or a ​plan of what to do in particular ​situations, that has been ​agreedofficially by a ​group of ​people, a ​businessorganization, a ​government, or a ​politicalparty: The ​government has ​finally announced its policy on the ​regulation of the ​financialservicesindustry. The ​oilmarkets are affected by economic policy. The company policy is that most ​workers should ​retire at 60.formulate/develop/implement a policy The ​company has now ​implemented its policy of Quality Control.change of policy This ​moverepresents a ​change of policy on the ​part of the Board.
[C] (also insurance policy) INSURANCE an ​agreement with an ​insurancecompany that it will ​provideinsurance for you against particular ​risks, or the ​document showing this: You should ​check your policy to see if you're ​covered for ​flooddamage. Make sure to ​keep your policy ​document in a ​safeplace.
(Definition of policy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “policy”
in Korean 정책…
in Arabic سياسة, خُطّة…
in Malaysian dasar…
in French politique…
in Russian политика, страховой полис…
in Chinese (Traditional) 計劃, 政策,方針,策略…
in Italian politica, strategia…
in Turkish siyaset, politika, tutum…
in Polish polityka, polisa…
in Spanish política…
in Vietnamese chính sách…
in Portuguese política…
in Thai นโยบาย…
in German die Politik…
in Catalan política…
in Japanese 方針, 政策, ポリシー…
in Chinese (Simplified) 计划, 政策,方针,策略…
in Indonesian kebijaksanaan…
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