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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... line was built in 1909 to link the Russell Senate Office Building to the Capitol ... an operator-controlled 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 ...
... 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 ... marketing term for a bundled set of applications, the first version of Office contained Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint ... 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 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 ...
1994, 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 defeated US ... immediately after the Clinton administration allowed Aristide to return to office, in a series of private meetings, Administration officials admonished Aristide ... to new elections, 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 ...
... Prior to the Easy Access upgrade, the station had an overhead ticket office attached to a footbridge ... of the footbridge and the position of the ticket office ... The ticket office is now conveniently placed on the platform ...
More definitions of "office":
- (noun): Professional or clerical workers in an office.
Example: "The whole office was late the morning of the blizzard"
Synonyms: office staff
- (noun): Place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed.
Example: "He rented an office in the new building"
Synonyms: business 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): The actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group.
Synonyms: function, part, role
- (noun): A religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities.
Example: "The offices of the mass"
Famous quotes containing the word office:
“Most women without children spend much more time than men on housework; with children, they devote more time to both housework and child care. Just as there is a wage gap between men and women in the workplace, there is a leisure gap between them at home. Most women work one shift at the office or factory and a second shift at home.”
—Arlie Hochschild (20th century)
“The office ... make[s] its incumbent a repair man behind a dyke. No sooner is one leak plugged than it is necessary to dash over and stop another that has broken out. There is no end to it.”
—Herbert Hoover (18741964)
“No people is wholly civilized where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse.”
—Theodore Roosevelt (18581919)