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noun [countable] colleague pronunciation in American English /ˈkɑˌliɡ/ 
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singularcolleague
pluralcolleagues
  1. someone who works in the same organization or department as you

    Friends and colleagues will remember him with affection.

    his Cabinet/party colleagues

    colleague at/in/from:

    her colleagues at the university

    1. b.
      someone who does the same job as you in a different organization, department, or place
      colleague at/in/from:

      Local firefighters will help colleagues in Eastern Europe by providing advice and equipment.

    2. c.
      someone from a different organization or department who you work or deal with
      colleague at/in/from:

      It's something that my colleagues at the embassy are extremely concerned with.

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