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noun office pronunciation in British English /ˈɒfɪs/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a room or building where the people in an organization or department work
    I work in the company’s Los Angeles office.
    Our offices are on the third floor.
    the office (=where you work every day): I usually try to leave the office before 6.00 pm.
    a regional/branch/local office
    1. b.

      the office

      the people who work in an office
      I call the office twice a day when I’m travelling.
    2. c.
      [only before noun] used or done in offices
      office furniture/stationery/supplies
      an office romance
  2. 2
    [countable] a room with one or more desks where people work
    We’ve converted the spare bedroom into an office.
  3. 3
    [countable] [usually singular] a government department
    the unemployment/tax office
    the Foreign/Home Office
  4. 4
    [countable/uncountable] a position in a large and powerful organization, especially a government
    Bush was elected to the office of President in 2000.
    run for office (=try to be elected): Bob plans to run for office next year.
    take office (=begin to work in a position): The President takes office two months after the election.
    See also public office


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