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bureau

Noun

1 an administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority" [syn: agency, federal agency, government agency, office, authority]
2 furniture with drawers for keeping clothes [syn: chest of drawers, chest, dresser] [also: bureaux (pl)]

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. office
  2. desk, usually with a cover and compartments for storing papers etc. located above the level of the writing surface rather than underneath
  3. chest of drawers for clothes

Translations

office
desk
chest of drawers for clothes

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

bureau (Plural: bureaus)

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French

Pronunciation

Noun

bureau (Plural: bureaux)

Extensive Definition

Bureau may refer to:
surname nocat
bureau in Breton: Bureau
bureau in German: Bureau
bureau in French: Bureau
bureau in Dutch: Bureau
bureau in Polish: Bureau
bureau in Russian: Бюро
bureau in Swedish: Byrå

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