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official meaning

EN[əˈfɪʃəl]
US
WOfficial
  • An official is someone who holds an office (function or mandate, A government official or functionary is an official who is involved in public administration or government, The word official as a noun has been recorded since the Middle English period, first seen in 1314.
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official

Meaning of official for the defined word.

Grammatically, this word "official" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adjectives
      • Nouns
        • Countable nouns
      Difficultness: Level 1
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      Easy     ➨     Difficult
      Definiteness: Level 9
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      Definite    ➨     Versatile
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