EN[kəˈmɪt.i] [-ɪti] [kɒmɪˈtiː] [-iː] [kɑmɪˈtiː]
  • 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,

    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 Group Executive Committee couldn't run a whelk stall!
          • I'll put it to the committee and see what they say.
          • But the Fed could use its postmeeting statement to strengthen expectations that it is on course to raise rates for the first time since the Great Recession when the committee next meets in September.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • Each year they handpick seven candidates for next year's committee.
          • Wilson's election as leader was a stitch-up by the committee.
          • The lawn's trimness impressed the home and garden award committee.
      • Word Lists (This word is listed in the following word lists)
        1. Wiktionary : Frequency lists 1-10000
        2. Voice of America Learning English : Special English Word Book
        3. SCOWL (And Friends) : Alan Beale, 12dicts 4.0 Compiled from 3 ESL Dictionaries
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Morphemes
          • Suffixes
            • Words by suffix
              • Words suffixed with -ee
          • Nouns
            • Collective nouns
              • Countable nouns

            Other Vocabulary

            Look-Alike Words
            1. en committed
            2. en committer
            3. en committees
            4. fr commette
            5. fr commutée
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            1. en committees
            2. en committeemen
            3. en committeeman
            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.
            Difficultness: Level 1
            Easy     ➨     Difficult
            Definiteness: Level 7
            Definite    ➨     Versatile