Office

An office is generally a room or other area where people work, but may also denote a position within an organization with specific duties attached to it (see officer, office-holder, official); the latter is in fact an earlier usage, office as place originally referring to the location of one's duty. When used as an adjective, the term "office" may refer to business-related tasks. In legal writing, a company or organization has offices in any place that it has an official presence, even if that presence consists of, for example, a storage silo rather than an office.

An office is an architectural and design phenomenon and a social phenomenon, whether it is a small office such as a bench in the corner of a small business of extremely small size (see small office/home office) through entire floors of buildings up to and including massive buildings dedicated entirely to one company. In modern terms an office usually refers to the location where white-collar workers are employed.

Read more about Office:  History of Offices, Office Spaces, Office Structure, Office Buildings, Office and Retail Rental Rates, Grading

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Jean-Bertrand Aristide - First Presidency (1991–1996) - 1994 Return
... to return to Haiti to complete his term in office on the condition that he adopt the economic program of the defeated US backed candidate in the 1990 elections, a former World Bank ... Moreover, immediately after the Clinton administration allowed Aristide to return to office, in a series of private meetings, Administration officials ... had lost in exile, or whether his term in office should instead be counted strictly according to the date of his inauguration it was decided that the latter should be the case ...

Famous quotes containing the word office:

    Consul. In American politics, a person who having failed to secure an office from the people is given one by the Administration on condition that he leave the country.
    Ambrose Bierce (1842–1914)

    Love is the hardest thing in the world to write about. So simple. You’ve got to catch it through details, like the early morning sunlight hitting the gray tin of the rain spout in front of her house. The ringing of a telephone that sounds like Beethoven’s “Pastoral.” A letter scribbled on her office stationery that you carry around in your pocket because it smells of all the lilacs in Ohio.
    Billy Wilder (b. 1906)

    The office of the scholar is to cheer, to raise, and to guide men by showing them facts amidst appearances. He plies the slow, unhonored, and unpaid task of observation.... He is the world’s eye.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)