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sec·re·tar·y

secretary

 
 
pronunciation:
se kr teI ri
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part of speech: noun
inflections: secretaries
definition 1: a person whose job is to write letters, keep records, and manage mail and do other things in an office.
The secretary typed the addresses on the labels and put them on the envelopes.
 
definition 2: an official who is the head of a government department.
In the United States, the Secretary of Defense is very powerful.
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