Definition of committee noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kəˈmɪti//
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈmɪti//
[countable + singular or plural verb] Business meetings
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a group of people who are chosen, usually by a larger group, to make decisions or to deal with a particular subject She's on the management committee. The committee has/have decided to close the restaurant. a committee member/a member of the committee a committee meeting The player was fined by the disciplinary committee. Wordfinderagenda, AGM, apology, brainstorming, breakout, the chair, committee, convene, meeting, the minutes See related entries: Business meetings Word Originlate 15th cent. (in the general sense ‘person to whom something has been entrusted’): from commit + -ee.Extra examples I talked to some of the people on the committee. Lord Stansfield will chair the committee. Mr Taylor will chair the board’s audit committee. She serves on several committees. The committee meets every Thursday. a committee of experts a committee on the safety of medicines Economic reform is likely to dominate today’s meeting of the party’s central committee. She’s on the management committee. The matter was investigated by a parliamentary select committee.
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