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classified ad

noun [C]     (also classified advertisement, also want ad, also UK small ad) HR, MARKETING
one of the small advertisements in a newspaper , magazine , or on a website that offers a job or to sell or buy something: To find job opportunities in your area , look through classified ads and sign up with local employment recruiters. More than 30 million classified ads are posted on Craigslist each month . Their internet career sections function in a similar way to classified advertisements in a national newspaper .
(Definition of classified ad noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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