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assistant meaning

[ e=sistent ] Pronunciation:   "assistant" in a sentence
  • Noun: assistant  u'sistunt
    1. A person who contributes to the fulfilment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
      "my invaluable assistant"
      - helper, help, supporter
    Adjective: assistant  u'sistunt
    1. Of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another
      - adjunct

    Derived forms: assistants

    See also: assist, low-level, subordinate

    Type of: worker

    Encyclopedia: Assistant


  • [Business]
    noun, adjective (abbr asst)

    noun [C]

    ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, BANK ASSISTANT, EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT, PERSONAL ASSISTANT, SALES ASSISTANT, SHOP ASSISTANT

    1

    a person who is below a senior person and helps them in their work:

    the managing director and his assistant

    His first job in the company was as an assistant to the marketing director.

    2 (BrE)

    a person whose job is to serve customers in a shop/store:

    The assistants price the items as they stack them on the shelves.

    SALES CLERK See note at CHAIRMAN

    adjective [only before noun] (often used in titles)

    having a rank below a senior person and helping them in their work, often doing the senior person's work when they are not there:

    the assistant manager

    the Assistant Director

    the assistant general manager

Examples

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  1. he's a thirty-second assistant nobody.
  2. my assistant will operate the tape-recorder.
  3. he applied for the position of assistant manager.
  4. he is my assistant . look, he is coming.
  5. the boss is breaking in a new assistant.

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