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Definition of executive adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1connected with managing a business or an organization, and with making plans and decisions She has an executive position in a finance company. executive decisions/duties/jobs/positions the executive producer of a TV show
  2. 2having the power to put important laws and decisions into effect executive authority an executive board/body/committee/officer Executive power is held by the president.
  3. 3expensive; for the use of someone who is considered important an executive car/home an executive suite (= in a hotel) an executive lounge (= at an airport)
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