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partner

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈpɑːtnər/
a person or organization you are closely involved with in some way: Lauren opened the design studio with her business partner Myra. The two companies are partners in a contract to build a new power station.
WORKPLACE, FINANCE one of the owners of a company: a partner in sth He's a partner in an accounting firm.a partner at sth She's a partner at a law firm.
the person you are married to or living with as if you were married, or the person you are having a sexual relationship with: This is my partner, Alex.
→  See also active partner , general partner , junior partner , lead partner , managing partner , merger partner , senior partner , silent partner , sleeping partner , trading partner , working partner
(Definition of partner noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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