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English definition of “executive”

executive

adjective [always before noun]     /ɪɡˈzekjətɪv/
OF MANAGEMENT relating to making decisions and managing businesses: an executive directorEmployment status and types of work
FOR MANAGERS suitable for people who have important jobs in business: Peter always stays in the executive suite.Jobs, careers and professionsWorkingBosses, managers and directorsPeople in charge of or controlling other peopleExpensive and luxuriousCosting too much
(Definition of executive adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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