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committee

EN[kəˈmɪt.i] [-ɪti] [kɒmɪˈtiː] [-iː] [kɑmɪˈtiː]
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  • A committee (or "commission") is a type of small deliberative assembly that is usually intended to remain subordinate to another,
  • Governance: in organizations considered too large for all the members to participate in decisions affecting the organization as a whole, a committee (such as a Board of Directors or "Executive Committee") is given the power to make decisions,
  • Coordination: individuals from different parts of an organization (for example, all senior vice presidents) might meet regularly to discuss developments in their areas, review projects that cut across organizational boundaries,
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    Definition of committee in English Dictionary

  • NounPLcommitteesPREcom-SUF-ee
    1. a body of one or more persons convened for the accomplishment of some specific purpose, typically with formal protocols.
      1. (archaic) a guardian; someone in charge of another person deemed to be unable to look after himself or herself.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • The national power committee has trouble disposing of nuclear waste.
          • The Group Executive Committee couldn't run a whelk stall!
          • Whatever any hon. Member in any part of the Committee thinks about the advisability of this Bill, they all wish the Force that eventually is created to be an efficient one and not a Fred Karno's army.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • Each year they handpick seven candidates for next year's committee.
          • The lawn's trimness impressed the home and garden award committee.
          • Wilson's election as leader was a stitch-up by the committee.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Morphemes
          • Suffixes
            • Words by suffix
              • Words suffixed with -ee
          • Nouns
            • Collective nouns
              • Countable nouns
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            2. en committeeman
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            4. en committeewoman
            5. en committeewomen
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Meaning of committee for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "committee" is a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a collective noun and a countable noun.
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