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Noun office has 7 senses
  1. office, business office - place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed; "he rented an office in the new building"
    --1 is a kind of place of business, business establishment
    --1 is a part of office building, office block
    --1 has particulars:
     box office, ticket office, ticket booth; countinghouse; government office; headquarters, central office, main office, home office, home base; life office; loan office; newsroom; shipping office
  2. agency, federal agency, government agency, bureau, office, authority - an administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority"
    --2 is a kind of administrative unit, administrative body
    --2 has particulars:
     Air Force Research Laboratory, AFRL; Army High Performance Computing Research Center, AHPCRC; Naval Research Laboratory, NRL; United States Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, US Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, USACIL; executive agency; Food and Drug Administration, FDA; Center for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC; Counterterrorist Center, CTC; Nonproliferation Center, NPC; Bureau of the Census, Census Bureau; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA; National Climatic Data Center, NCDC; National Weather Service; Technology Administration; National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST; National Technical Information Service, NTIS; Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, DARPA; Department of Defense Laboratory System, LABLINK; Department of Energy Intelligence, DOEI; United States Public Health Service, PHS; National Institutes of Health, NIH; Bureau of Justice Assistance, BJA; Bureau of Justice Statistics, BJS; Immigration and Naturalization Service, INS; United States Border Patrol, US Border Patrol; Bureau of Diplomatic Security, DS; Foreign Service; Bureau of Intelligence and Research, INR; United States Fish and Wildlife Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, FWS; National Park Service; Financial Management Service; Office of Intelligence Support, OIS; Comptroller of the Currency; Bureau of Customs, Customs Bureau, Customs Service, USCB; Bureau of Engraving and Printing; Internal Revenue Service, IRS; Federal Aviation Agency, FAA; Transportation Safety Administration, TSA; Government Accounting Office, GAO, United States Government Accounting Office; United States Coast Guard, U. S. Coast Guard, US Coast Guard; Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, NAWCWPNS; Naval Special Warfare, NSW; Naval Surface Warfare Center, NSWC; Naval Underwater Warfare Center, NUWC; Office of Naval Intelligence, ONI; Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, MCIA; Air Force Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Air Force ISR, AFISR; independent agency; Advanced Research and Development Activity, ARDA; Defense Logistics Agency; Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service, DRMS; Defense Technical Information Center, DTIC; law enforcement agency; Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA; organ; Patent and Trademark Office Database, Patent Office; United States Government Printing Office, US Government Printing Office, Government Printing Office, GPO; National Guard Bureau, NGB; Army Intelligence, AI; Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, BMDO; Defense Information Systems Agency, DISA; National Imagery and Mapping Agency, NIMA; Casualty Care Research Center, CCRC; Federal Housing Administration, FHA; local authority
  3. function, office, part, role - the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; "the function of a teacher"; "the government must do its part"; "play its role"
    --3 is a kind of duty
    --3 has particulars:
     capacity; hat; portfolio; stead, position, place, lieu; second fiddle
    Derived forms: verb officiate1, verb officiate2
  4. office, power - (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power; "being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage"; "during his first year in office"; "during his first year in power"; "the power of the president"
    --4 is a kind of state
    --4 has particulars: executive clemency; war power
    Derived form: verb officiate2
  5. office, office staff - professional or clerical workers in an office; "the whole office was late the morning of the blizzard"
    --5 is a kind of staff
  6. office - a religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities; "the offices of the mass"
    --6 is a kind of
    rite, religious rite
    --6 has particulars: Divine Office; Little Office
    Derived forms: verb officiate1, verb officiate2
  7. position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
    --7 is a kind of occupation, business, job, line of work, line
    --7 has particulars:
     academicianship; accountantship; admiralty; ambassadorship; apostleship; apprenticeship; attorneyship; bailiffship; bishopry; cadetship; caliphate; captainship, captaincy; cardinalship; chairmanship; chancellorship; chaplaincy, chaplainship; chieftaincy, chieftainship; clerkship; commandership, commandery; comptrollership; consulship; controllership; councillorship, councilorship; counselorship, counsellorship; curacy; curatorship; custodianship; deanship, deanery; directorship; discipleship; editorship; eldership; emirate; fatherhood; fatherhood; foremanship; generalship; governorship; headship; headship; hot seat; incumbency; inspectorship; instructorship; internship; judgship, judgeship, judicature; khanate; lectureship; legation, legateship; legislatorship; librarianship; lieutenancy; magistracy, magistrature; managership; manhood; marshalship; mastership; mayoralty; messiahship; moderatorship; overlordship; pastorship, pastorate; peasanthood; praetorship; precentorship; preceptorship; prefecture; prelacy, prelature; premiership; presidency, presidentship; primateship; principalship; priorship; proconsulship, proconsulate; proctorship; professorship, chair; protectorship; public office; receivership; regency; residency; rulership; sainthood; secretaryship; senatorship; sinecure; solicitorship; speakership; stewardship; studentship; teachership; thaneship; throne; treasurership; tribuneship; viceroyship; viziership; wardenship; wardership; womanhood
    Derived form: verb officiate2
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