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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... 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 ... an operator-controlled monorail was installed for the Dirksen Senate Office Building ... The Dirksen monorail, which had been extended to the Hart Senate Office Building in 1982, was replaced in 1993 by an automatic train ...
... 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 ...
... 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 backed candidate ... Moreover, immediately after the Clinton administration allowed Aristide to return to office, in a series of private meetings, Administration officials admonished ... 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 ... 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 ...
More definitions of "office":
- (noun): The actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group.
Synonyms: function, part, role
- (noun): Professional or clerical workers in an office.
Example: "The whole office was late the morning of the blizzard"
Synonyms: office staff
- (noun): A religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities.
Example: "The offices of the mass"
- (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:
“... Washington was not only an important capital. It was a city of fear. Below that glittering and delightful surface there is another story, that of underpaid Government clerks, men and women holding desperately to work that some political pull may at any moment take from them. A city of men in office and clutching that office, and a city of struggle which the country never suspects.”
—Mary Roberts Rinehart (18761958)
“While the focus in the landscape of Old World cities was commonly government structures, churches, or the residences of rulers, the landscape and the skyline of American cities have boasted their hotels, department stores, office buildings, apartments, and skyscrapers. In this grandeur, Americans have expressed their Booster Pride, their hopes for visitors and new settlers, and customers, for thriving commerce and industry.”
—Daniel J. Boorstin (b. 1914)
“Difference of opinion is advantageous in religion. The several sects perform the office of a Censor ... over each other.”
—Thomas Jefferson (17431826)