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



    BrE BrE//ˈpɑːtnəʃɪp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrtnərʃɪp//
    Running a business
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  1. 1  [uncountable] the state of being a partner in business to be in/to go into partnership partnership with somebody/something He developed his own program in partnership with an American expert. See related entries: Running a business
  2. 2  [countable, uncountable] a relationship between two people, organizations, etc.; the state of having this relationship Marriage should be an equal partnership. partnership with somebody/something the school’s partnership with parents partnership between A and B a partnership between the United States and Europe
  3. 3  [countable] a business owned by two or more people who share the profits a junior member of the partnership See related entries: Running a business
  4. Extra examples Civil partnerships or gay unions are now legal in Britain. Local historical societies are trying to establish creative partnerships with schools. She has a partnership in the business. The Channel Tunnel was an excellent public-private partnership. The company has gone into partnership with Swiss Bank Corporation. The fund has been set up in partnership with banks. The two companies have formed a long-term partnership to develop and sell these products together. The two radio stations signed a five-year partnership agreement today. They are in partnership with Apex software. They dissolved their successful partnership in 1980. They formed a limited partnership. They registered their intention to enter a civil partnership. We are trying to develop a working partnership between local schools and industries. We are working in close partnership with our Japanese clients. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with them. We took him into partnership in 2002. You can apply for partnership status after two years. a bill extending domestic partnership benefits to same-sex couples a joint partnership between the Department of Energy and the State of Illinois a partnership between the university and local colleges a partnership with an American company a unique partnership of private companies and trade unions an equal partnership of men and women in government civil unions that give legal recognition and partnership benefits to gay couples the school’s partnership with parents
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