government Meaning in Cambridge Business English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "government" - Business English Dictionary

See all translations

government

noun
 
 
/ˈɡʌvənmənt/ ( written abbreviation govt) GOVERNMENT
[C] an organization that officially manages and controls a country or region, creating laws, collecting taxes, providing public services, etc.: The two governments have signed an agreement. This fiscal year would mark the third government surplus in a row for the first time in over 50 years. a federal/central/local/governmentgovernment official/regulator/employee Global business leaders and government officials gathered in Spain Friday for a meeting aimed at breaking down remaining trade barriers.government agency/department Some government agencies have worked well together to combat terrorist financing. government policy/program/services the Chinese/Italian/British government The Chinese government has implemented economic reforms.
[U] the people, systems, etc. that manage or control a country or region: The goal is to identify opportunities to reduce the cost of government. a democratic form of government. The President spoke of restoring confidence in government.
form a government to bring political parties together to make a government when none of them has received a large enough number of votes in an election to control the government: The former prime minister was seeking support from smaller parties to help form a government.
the government [S] the government of a particular country, especially the country you are in or the one you have already referred to: The government is proposing changes to subsidies for renewable energy sources. The figures are based on the government's survey of the labor force.
(Definition of government from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of government?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “government” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
the real McCoy

the original or best example of something

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With the USA’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most

Read More 

generation pause noun
generation pause noun
July 06, 2015
informal young adults who are not able to do things previously typical for their age group such as buy a home or start a family because of lack of money Meanwhile, a new study released last week revealed a quarter of Brits believe they’ll never own a property, leading them to be

Read More