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Definition of headquarters noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



, NAmE//ˈhɛdˌkwɔt̮ərz//
[uncountable, plural] (pl. headquarters) (abbreviation HQ)
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a place from which an organization or a military operation is controlled; the people who work there The firm's headquarters are/is in New York. Several companies have their headquarters in the area. I'm now based at headquarters. police headquarters Headquarters in Boston has/have agreed.
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