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Definition of executive noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a person who has an important job as a manager of a company or an organization advertising/business/sales, etc. executives a chief/senior executive in a computer company
  2. 2[countable] a group of people who run a company or an organization The union's executive has yet to reach a decision.
  3. 3the executive [singular] the part of a government responsible for putting laws into effect synonym executive branch compare judiciary, legislature
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