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.
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... the Clinton administration permitted Aristide to return to Haiti to complete his term in office on the condition that he adopt the economic program of the ... foreign." Moreover, immediately after the Clinton administration allowed Aristide to return to office, in a series of private meetings ... should serve the three years he 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 ...
... Microsoft Office is an office suite of desktop applications, servers and services for the Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems, introduced by Microsoft on August 1, 1989 ... Over the years, Office applications have grown substantially closer with shared features such as a common spell checker, OLE data integration and Microsoft Visual Basic for ... Microsoft also positions Office as a development platform for line-of-business software under the Office Business Applications brand ...
... Prior to the Easy Access upgrade, the station had an overhead ticket office attached to a footbridge ... the footbridge and the position of the ticket office ... The ticket office is now conveniently placed on the platform ...
... Microsoft supports Office for the Windows and Mac platforms ... Beginning with Mac Office 4.2, the Mac and Windows versions of Office share the same file format ... Consequently, any Mac with Office 4.2 or later can read documents created with Office 4.2 for Windows or later, and vice-versa ...
... The original subway line was built in 1909 to link the Russell Senate Office Building to the Capitol ... monorail was installed for the Dirksen Senate Office Building ... A two-car subway line connecting the Rayburn House Office Building to the Capitol was built in 1965 ...
More definitions of "office":
- (noun): (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power.
Example: "Being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage"; "during his first year in office"
- (noun): A religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities.
Example: "The offices of the mass"
- (noun): Professional or clerical workers in an office.
Example: "The whole office was late the morning of the blizzard"
Synonyms: office staff
- (noun): An administrative unit of government.
Example: "Office of Management and Budget"
Synonyms: agency, federal agency, government agency, bureau, authority
- (noun): Place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed.
Example: "He rented an office in the new building"
Synonyms: business office
Famous quotes containing the word office:
“I thank those who were good enough to say something pleasant about the incoming administration, for I am glad to get it now. I heard of the man who went into office with a majority and went out with unanimity.”
—William Howard Taft (18571930)
“What office is there which involves more responsibility, which requires more qualifications, and which ought, therefore, to be more honourable, than that of teaching?”
—Harriet Martineau (18021876)
“Love is the hardest thing in the world to write about. So simple. Youve 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 Beethovens 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)