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undersecretarynoun [C]

 us   /ˌʌn·dərˈsek·rɪˌter·i/
an ​official in a ​governmentdepartment who is one ​rank below the ​highestofficial: Ms. Wilkie ​started out as undersecretary of ​education, the department's No. 2 ​job.
(Definition of undersecretary from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"undersecretary" in British English

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undersecretarynoun [C]

uk   /ˌʌn.dəˈsek.rə.tər.i/  us   /-dɚˈsek.rə.ter.i/
a ​person who ​works for and has a ​slightlylowerrank than the secretary (= ​person in ​charge) of a ​governmentdepartment: She's Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs.
(Definition of undersecretary from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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