I. corporate cor‧po‧rate 1 [ˈkɔːprt ǁ ˈkɔːr-] adjective [only before a noun]
COMMERCE relating to a company, usually a large one, or business in general:

• $5 million is to be used to open new stores, relocate to a new warehouse and for other corporate purposes.

• More than half of companies restricted corporate air travel during the Gulf War.

  [m0] II. corporate corporate 2 noun [countable]
1. ORGANIZATIONS a company, rather than another type of organization:

• Our customers are large corporates.

ˌbody ˈcorporate
LAW a group of people who have formed a corporation:

• An artificial entity such as an organisation cannot function except in the name of a body corporate.

2. FINANCE bonds in companies, rather than in other types of organization:

• municipal bonds and investment-grade corporates

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corporate UK US /ˈkɔːpərət/ adjective [before noun]
relating to a business, especially a large business: »

corporate bosses


Analysts are expecting share prices to fall in the first quarter of next year because of poor corporate earnings.

Corporate America/Britain/Germany, etc. — Cf. Corporate Germany
corporate UK US /ˈkɔːpərət/ noun
[C] a company, especially a large one: »

major corporates

corporates — Cf. corporates
See also BODY CORPORATE(Cf. ↑body corporate)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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