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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
col•league /ˈkɑlig/USA pronunciation
n. [countable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
- a fellow member of a profession;
an associate:a business colleague.
- an associate.
- Latin collēga, equivalent. to col- col-1 + -lēga, derivative of legere to choose, gather
- Middle French collegue
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
colleague /ˈkɒliːɡ/ n
Etymology: 16th Century: from French collègue, from Latin collēga one selected at the same time as another, from com- together + lēgāre to choose
- a fellow worker or member of a staff, department, profession, etc
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